Orange residents are being urged to make their homes and gardens more water efficient as level three water restrictions become more likely. Based on Orange City Council modelling it’s likely the city will move to level three water restrictions in early December.
Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said residents might want to investigate installing micro sprays, drip feeders and soaker hoses to keep gardens watered.
“Level three restrictions means hand-held hoses can’t be used, instead more water efficient watering techniques are needed. Soaker hoses, micro sprays and drip feeders are great and can be purchased at any hardware store or nursery and are fairly easily put together,” Cr Kidd said.
Level three water restrictions have different requirements for each town so the community are encouraged to take a look at how they can best minimise their water consumption.
Watering of lawns and gardens with buckets, watering cans, drip feeders, soaker hoses and microsprays can be done between 6am and 9am and 6pm and 9pm, every second day as per the odds and evens, house number system. There are exceptions for freshly laid turf and residents can apply to be exempt from restrictions.
For more water saving advice head to https://www.smartwatermark.org/Centroc/