Nambucca Valley water restrictions lifted

Deluge sees Nambucca Shire's water restrictions lifted

Following the recent rains, Nambucca Valley Council advises that it has lifted the Level 1 water restrictions that have been in place since December 2 last year.

General Manager Michael Coulter said the council would shortly be reverting to supplying potable water from the Bowra borefields, as opposed to the Bowra Dam.

He said there were some operating procedures council staff had to complete first, namely the testing of the bores (which need to be accessed for flushing) and changing of the chlorine dosing.

"As yet I haven't been given a date for the changeover but it will be soon, subject to weather," Mr Coulter said.

He said staff were keeping an eye on the cyclone heading south west as "we will have to keep the dam extraction going if the borefield is subjected to flooding".

Weather forecast from the BoM:

A low pressure trough lies over inland New South Wales, while another lies offshore. This pattern is bringing unsettled weather to the eastern half of the state through much of this week, with the potential for localised heavy rainfall with thunderstorm activity.

Tropical Cyclone Uesi, currently located near New Caledonia, is forecast to take a southwards track over the coming days. This system is currently not expected to directly impact New South Wales, however it may bring periods of increased surf, wind or rain to parts of the coast at the end of the week and over the weekend, depending on its movement.

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