Increased capacity in the region's water supplies following excellent rainfall this year is the rationale behind a move from Level 2 to Level 1 water restrictions for Parkes Shire residents.
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In a report to the November meeting of the Council, Director of Infrastructure Andrew Francis said the council staff were recommending the move following 11 months of strong rainfall.
"Council's water supply dams are currently at 100% capacity, Wyangla Dam is currently at 65.2% and rising and the Lachlan River groundwater resource is currently at pre-development levels," Mr Francis said in his report to the meeting.
"As such, this triggers a move from Level 2 to Level 1 Water Restrictions under Parkes Shire Council's Drought Management Plan," he said.
"There has been an easing of water use restrictions within the Lachlan Valley by WaterNSW so we have our general security allocation (of water) back up at 100 per cent, Lake Endeavour and Lake Medcalfe are also at 100 per cent," he added during general discussion.
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Mr Francis went on to explain that Level 1 restrictions were a requirement for residents to "basically not water during the heat of the day".
Asked if council had made the move "in lock step with neighbouring shires" Mr Francis assured councillors "we are basically in line with the other towns across the valley, in fact some of those towns have already dropped to a lower level of restrictions to what we are currently on so this will probably bring us in line with some of the others".
Mayor Ken Keith described the move as "sensible".
Mr Francis said the change is expected to come in to force on Monday, November 23.
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