Stage 4 water restrictions to apply in Apollo Bay, Marengo and Skenes Creek

Stage 4 water restrictions will be introduced in the coastal townships of Apollo Bay, Marengo and Skenes Creek next week to combat falling storage levels.

Restrictions will apply from Monday 25 March 2013 and be reviewed again in April.

A prolonged dry spell has left Marengo basin at 51.2% capacity. This time last year the basin was holding 90%.

Hot, dry weather since the beginning of the year has caused a sharp decline in the town's supply. The tougher restrictions have been introduced ahead of the tourist influx at Easter.

Under Stage 4 restrictions, drinking water cannot be used at any time to water residential, public or commercial lawns and gardens, or sporting grounds.

When washing vehicles at home or at a commercial car wash, only windows, mirrors and lights can be washed using a bucket filled directly from a tap.

Drinking water cannot be used to top up an existing residential or commercial pool or spa of any capacity, except by using a bucket or watering can. New and existing pools and spas cannot be filled using drinking water.

A new 250-million litre basin currently under construction is expected to be operational in 2014 and will meet forecast growth until 2055.

We would like to thank all our customers in Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek and Marengo for their continued cooperation.

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