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Guyra community urged to maintain lower water use around the home

Armidale Regional Council is cautioning the Guyra community to do more to save water or the Guyra Dams will run dry by August.

Council staff are monitoring water consumption daily and are seeing some very erratic water consumption behavior. 

Armidale Regional Council Mayor Cr Simon Murray said the majority of the Guyra community is onboard and conscious of their water consumption but it must be maintained.

“After Council announced the implementation of Level 4 water restrictions we did see some good results with water consumption down. However water use has not remained at the lower levels and is up and down.

“Start thinking about water saving measures in your household that create a permanent reduction in water use like installing water saving showerheads, investing in a water efficient front load washing machine, installing water tanks and plumbing your toilets to tank water and checking your water pipes for any leaks. There are many things you can do around the home to save water.”

The Guyra Dams are currently at 26.5 percent capacity. The Armidale region’s average water use per person is 222 litres per day. This is significantly higher than the NSW average of 174 litres per person per day. Council is asking Guyra residents to reduce their water use by 37 litres per person per day to 185 litres.

“If we all work on doing the small things around the home like sticking to three-minute showers or less, don’t let the tap run while you are brushing your teeth or as the saying goes if it’s yellow let it mellow if it’s brown flush it down we will achieve our target,” said Cr Murray.

For more information about water saving tips visit council’s website at www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au or follow us on facebook @arc2350

 

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