Fish River residents urged to conserve water during maintenance work

DO THE RIGHT THING: Despite the recent wet weather, Lithgow remains on water restrictions. Landholders who use the Fish River Water Supply Scheme are asked to follow those restrictions this week.

DO THE RIGHT THING: Despite the recent wet weather, Lithgow remains on water restrictions. Landholders who use the Fish River Water Supply Scheme are asked to follow those restrictions this week.

WATERNSW says landholders reliant on the Fish River Water Supply Scheme will be subjected to Level 3 water restrictions during urgent maintenance work this week, from December 5-8.

WaterNSW says it is replacing filters on the Duckmaloi water treatment plant, a project which will have the plant offline for three days from Tuesday (December 5).

Approximately 1.5 megalitres of treated water held in reserve at the treatment plant will be used to supply affected residents, along with a back-feed supply from Lithgow City Council, which is currently operating on Level 3 water restrictions due to low rainfall.

As the Fish River Scheme will be supplied from the Lithgow City Council system during the maintenance work, consumers are being asked to reduce their usage in line with council restrictions (https://council.lithgow.com/water/water-restrictions).

Under Lithgow City Council’s Level 3 water restrictions:

  • Private garden sprinklers, hand-held hoses and micro-systems can only be used from 6am to 8am and 5pm to 7pm each day.
  • Topping of swimming pools is permitted by hand-held hose from 6am to 8am and 5pm to 7pm each day. Filling pools is not permitted.
  • Buckets or trigger hoses can only be used to wash down vehicles and paved surfaces.

WaterNSW says it apologises for any inconvenience caused and appreciates the co-operation of landholders “while this essential maintenance work is completed”.

For more information and updates, please contact WaterNSW on 1300 662 077, or visit www.waternsw.com.au