TAMWORTH, Moonbi and Kootingal have now moved back to permanent water conservation measures.
Tamworth Regional Council made the decision to roll back restrictions from Level 1 to permanent after decent inflows into Chaffey Dam.
The trigger point for the dam was 50 per cent, and when the announcement to change limitations was made on Tuesday, it was at 57 per cent.
Locals criticised the council's decision on the Leader's Facebook page when the story broke, but director of water and waste, Bruce Logan said there was "plenty of water around" at the moment.
Residents must now abide by the rules for the Level P measures:
- Use of sprinklers, sprays, microsprays, and fixed hoses is not allowed during the heat of the day, which means watering must take place between 4pm to 9pm Eastern Standard Time and 6pm to 8pm Daylight Saving Time.
- Hand-held hoses with trigger nozzles, and buckets and watering cans, may be used for watering of lawns, gardens and vehicle washing at any time.
- Trigger nozzles must be used on all hoses to help conserve supplies and avoid waste.
- No washdown of hard surfaces unless using a high-pressure cleaner.
The council will be sourcing the water from Peel River and Dungowan Dam, but will move solely to the dam soon.
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