16 Jan Collarenebri Water Restrictions
13 February 2020: Walgett Shire Council wishes to advise all residents of Walgett and Collarenebri that due to a subsequent increase in the flow in the Rivers at Walgett and Collarenebri Level 5 Water Restrictions can be relaxed and that interim revised Level 1 Water Restrictions have now been introduced effective immediately.
12 Feb 2020: Collarenebri level 5 to level 3 water restrictions
12th Feb 2020: Walgett Shire Council wishes to advise all residents of Collarenebri that Level 5 Water Restrictions can be relaxed and that interim revised Level 3 Water Restrictions have now been introduced for the use of RAW water in Collarenebri. Effective Date – Wednesday, 12 February 2020, the restrictions will be in place until further notice.
16th Sep 2019: Walgett Shire Council wishes to advise all residents of Collarenebri that due to decreasing water level in the Barwon River, Level 5 Water Restrictions are in place for the use of ALL water in Collarenebri. The following restrictions on the use of town water in Collarenebri COMMENCE AT MIDNIGHT ON 16TH SEPTEMBER 2019. The restriction will be in place until further notice.
|Type of Consumer & Activity||Restrictions|
|Residential Gardens, Car Washing, Window Cleaning||Grey water only. Greywater is any domestic wastewater produced, excluding wastewater from toilets|
|Swimming Pools – Private||No topping up of pools allowed. Emptying and filling of existing pools banned|
|Washing of Driveways, Paved Areas & Roofs||Reclaimed water only|
|Washing Motor Vehicles||Banned except as required by law|
|Business / Commercial / Public|
|Public Gardens||Reclaimed water only|
|Nurseries||Buckets or watering can only|
|Commercial Washing of Motor Vehicles, Buses, Taxis, Food Transport, Ambulances and Garbage Vehicles||Banned except as required by law|
|Bowling Greens||Reclaimed water only|
|Automatic Flush Toilets||On demand only. Timers banned|
- No non-potable bulk water is available from WSC Standpipes
- Potable water is only available for essential domestic consumption. WSC may direct water carters to source from alternate sources
Periods of water restrictions and use of appliances in accordance with the water restrictions in place will be policed by Council Officers. This notice is given in accordance with Regulation 137 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005. Under the Local Government Act 1993 the maximum penalty that may be applied for a breach of imposed water restrictions is $2,200 for corporations and $220 for individuals.
Use of water contrary to this notice may result in restriction or disconnection of the water supply, a penalty is payable before a restricted or disconnected water service is reinstated.
Walgett Shire Council urges Collarenebri residents to please use water wisely. Should you require further information please contact Council’s Engineering / Technical Services Division on 6828 1399.