Saving our precious resource
In response to the worst drought on record in New South Wales and for the first time in 25 years, Level 1 Water Restrictions came into effect across Maitland on 16 September. Since then, Council has changed a number of processes to save water.
At sportsgrounds with Council operated irrigation, the amount and frequency of watering has reduced. Council will also be supplying sporting clubs with trigger nozzles and timers to ensure groups can continue to maintain their grounds and adhere to the restrictions.
You might have noticed the fountain outside Maitland Library and the water feature at The Levee have not been running as a result of the restrictions. In addition to this, the operating hours of Maitland Aquatic Centre’s splashpad have been reduced.
Council is working with Hunter Water to develop Water Efficiency Management Plans and committed to continuous assessment of its water usage and the identification of further water saving initiatives.
You can find out more about Council’s water use and what it means for the local facilities by clicking here.
Reducing your water usage
- Take four minute showers
- Make sure you have a full load before using the washing machine
- Use a pool cover to reduce evaporation from your pool or spa
- Use a watering can to water your garden before 10.00am and after 4.00pm.
For full details about Level 1 Water Restrictions and for more water saving tips, visit hunterwater.com.au