Level two water restrictions spell the end for gardens
SPRINKLERS are now the enemy with Council today voting to introduce level two water restrictions.
Dam levels are still above 50% but with no significant rain and constant evaporation could drop to 35% in just 12 months.
Water portfolio manager Councillor Barry Green was the driving force behind the call for restrictions, preparing for ongoing drought conditions.
"Level two virtually takes sprinklers out of the equation," Cr Green said in the monthly council meeting on Wednesday.
"That would reduce the usage to 185 litres per person, per day which equates to 600,000 litres per week.
"It would be irresponsible of us not to do something about the conservation of water while we have the reserves."
In 2005 Gordonbrook Dam was at 100%.
But by January 2008 levels had dropped to 3.5 m below the spillway and level six water restrictions were in place, banning all outside use of water.