Lower Hunter Facing Level 2 Water Restrictions
9th December 2019
by The Landscape Association
The Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey has announced that Level 2 water restrictions will commence across the Lower Hunter in early 2020, as the region’s dam’s fall to their lowest levels in almost 40 years.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a hot summer with ongoing dry conditions. If this tracks as predicted, Level 2 water restrictions will commence on 20 January. This would be the first time Level 2 restrictions have been in place since the 1980s drought.
Under Level 2 water restrictions, outdoor watering is limited to 15 minutes every second day, vehicles and buildings can only be washed with a bucket and showers are limited to four minutes.
Businesses who are unable to comply with water restrictions are required to apply for an exemption. Exemption requests will be assessed on an individual basis. For more information on exemptions click here.
For more information on Level 2 water restrictions visit, www.hunterwater.com.au/restrictions