Wellington Correctional Complex actively seeks to reduce water usage

Photo: File.
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Households, facilities and businesses within the Dubbo Regional Council area are doing their bit to reduce water usage after going into level three restrictions.

From October 1, the Dubbo local government moved to level three water restrictions, with a daily goal of 295 litres per person to be used. DRC made the decision due to the worsening drought conditions.

Under the current restrictions watering the lawn or garden with watering systems or non-fixed sprinklers or washing down walls or paved surfaces is not permitted.

Since the water restrictions came into effect, the Wellington Correctional Complex is actively seeking to reduce its water usage.

One of the ways it has achieved and has stopped watering natural features like grass and plants since the introduction of level three restrictions.

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A Corrective Services NSW spokeswoman said Wellington Correctional Complex is "actively seeking to reduce its water usage" and has stopped watering natural features like grass and plants since the introduction of level three restrictions.

"Inmate showers at Macquarie Correctional Centre use water-saving fittings and are capped at six minutes. The centre will explore reducing that further if level four water restrictions come into effect," the spokesperson added.

"The NSW Government is scheduled to conduct a water audit of both centres, which will assess total water resources, usage, storage, systems and additional water-saving options."

From November 1, the LGA will move into 'very high' restrictions. The goal will be for every person to cut back under 50 litres per day.

Lawns cannot be watered under level four restrictions and new turf cannot be irrigated. Showers will be restricted to five minutes.

How are you reducing your water usage since restrictions commenced? Let us know!

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