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Daylesford and Hepburn Residents Urged to Use Water Wisely

Having moved into Autumn the Hepburn and Daylesford regions continue to experience lower than average rainfall, leading to lower than expected inflow into Central Highlands Water catchment areas in the region.

With forecasts suggesting this may continue, Central Highlands Water would like to remind residents to be mindful of their water use in the home and garden.

Central Highlands Water managing director Paul O’Donohue said, “due to lower than expected inflow into our catchments it is imperative that residents remain vigilant and continue to be mindful of our permanent water saving rules at all times.”

To help protect Daylesford’s water future, Central Highlands Water are investing $1.5 million in the Daylesford and Hepburn areas.

This includes the installation of 8 bulk water flow meters to provide early detection of burst water mains, upgrading pumps and infrastructure at Hepburn and Bullarto Reservoirs, investigating additional groundwater resources and refurbishing and renewing the low level tank in Hill Street.

Bore site exploration in the Daylesford area may potentially assist the region navigate unforseen dry periods, while the new Electronic Flow Meters will ensure all water is accounted for. Water mains renewals and the refurbishment of the low level tank in Hill Street will ensure that the region’s water assists remain fit for future supply demands.

“Ultimately, we all need to work together and make water saving part of our everyday lives”, said Mr O’Donohue.”

Daylesford is currently under Permanent Water Saving Rules. These rules are a set of common sense rules that are applied every day of the year, to ensure residents use water efficiently.

For more information about permanent water saving rules visit chw.net.au