Emergency Water Restrictions to be implemented in Gol Gol and Buronga

Wentworth Shire Council advise customers in the Gol Gol and Buronga townships that water supply emergency use restrictions are imposed, effective immediately, until further notice.

Water may only be used for internal domestic use. No external use is permitted for town filtered or raw water in Gol Gol and Buronga townships. This includes automatic sprinklers which must be turned off during this emergency restriction period. Swimming pools are prohibited from being topped up via automatic or manual means during the emergency period.

Extremely low water levels in the Murray River at these locations has impacted on the ability to meet demand for town supplies.

Wentworth Shire Council recognises the inconvenience this may place on customers however by restricting water use now, the ability to maintain storage levels during this time of low river levels will be optimised.

Wentworth Shire Council crews are working around the clock and community support of these restrictions is crucial to ensure the existing drinking water supplies are maintained.

Regular updates will be provided by the Wentworth Shire Council website, social medial channels, radio and print.

General Manager, Mr Ken Ross said, “Supplying our customers with safe drinking water and maintaining drinking water supplies remain our priority and we thank customers for their co-operation.”

For further information on extremely low water levels in the Murray River and weir re-instatement, visit https://www.mdba.gov.au/news-media-events/newsroom/media-centre/joint-media-release-work-underway-reinstate-mildura-weir