WERRIS Creek residents have been urged to minimise water use during the coming month as a project gets under way at Quipolly Dam.
Work to refurbish the intake tower will begin next Monday as part of the major safety and capacity works being undertaken at the dam.
The project will put the tower offline for three weeks. During this time a limited supply of water will be taken from a small-capacity well, and level two water restrictions will be put in place.
Residents will be limited to watering gardens between 6pm and 8pm on an odds-and-evens basis. Those with an even house number will be allowed to water on even dates, and those with odd house numbers will be able to water on odd dates.
Residents will also be able to wash cars on an odds-and-evens basis between 6pm and 8pm, but washing driveways and paved areas with a hose will be banned.
The intake tower works will include renewing the valves and applying corrosion protection to internal steelwork.
More details on the water restrictions will be made available on the council’s website at www.lpsc.nsw.gov.au