WATER is a limited resource and it is crucial that it is used wisely and cared for properly.
Conserving water will help protect and preserve the environment and wildlife and save energy and money, which reduces the cost of bills.
And, with temperatures expected to continue to be above average in the region, Muswellbrook Shire Council is urging residents and businesses to moderate their water use over the next few months.
General manager Fiona Plesman said council was asking the community to work together to ensure that sufficient water volumes are available for water sharing and firefighting purposes if necessary.
“Due to the extremely high temperatures, ongoing drought conditions and high fire risk, we’re reminding residents and business operators to be mindful of their consumption of town water by limiting outside usage, such as hosing down concrete and washing cars,” she explained.
“Our neighbours in the Upper Hunter Shire are already experiencing water shortages with some parts of the shire on Level 6 water restrictions.
“We want to conserve as much water as we can to enable us to water share if required.”
For more information and tips on how to be “water wise” visit council’s website at www.muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au