BRAIDWOOD is free from water restrictions after heavy rainfall in the region
allowed Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council lift all restrictions from Friday, March 6.
Rain in early February saw the Shoalhaven River begin flowing again after an extended dry spell caused it to dwindle to just a few remaining ponds and pools. The river is the primary source of water for Braidwood.
Mayor Tim Overall said that although formal restrictions were being lifted, residents still needed to be mindful of their water use and comply with permanent water conservation measures.
“The drought across many areas of Australia is far from broken. But since the rain in our region in early February, the Shoalhaven River has shown strong baseline flow levels that have allowed us to bring Braidwood’s off-river storage dam back up to 100 per cent capacity,” he said.
Water restrictions in Bungendore will remain at Level 1 for the time being, but Council is confident they will be able to be lifted after a review in mid-March.