Narromine Shire Residents Urged to Conserve Water Amidst Extreme Heat Forecast

With the Bureau of Meteorology predicting a scorching weekend ahead, Narromine Shire Council is issuing a vital call to action for residents to be mindful of their water usage. Recent observations indicate that residents are currently consuming nearly more than 5 million litres of water daily, surpassing sustainable levels.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts a very hot and dry weekend for Central Western NSW, heightening the importance of responsible water usage. Melanie Slimming, Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services at Narromine Shire Council, emphasises the need for conscious water consumption during this period.

"As the temperature soars and rain remains scarce, we typically witness a surge in water consumption. Currently, Narromine town's daily water consumption is at 800 litres per person, four times than the Australian average," Ms. Slimming stated.

Water is a finite resource and residents are urged to adopt water-saving practices. Simple measures at home, such as shorter showers, turning off taps when not in use, running full loads of laundry and watering gardens and lawns in the late evening can significantly impact overall water usage. 

For the weekend ahead Council urges residents to be mindful of water usage within the garden to reduce further demand on our system.

Ms. Slimming further emphasised, "Narromine Shire residents have a commendable track record of reducing water consumption when needed. 

We encourage everyone to uphold this tradition, ensuring our water treatment infrastructure can consistently provide safe water for the entire Narromine Shire Local Government Area."

For additional information and practical tips on water conservation at home, residents are invited to visit Council's Website.

The Council appreciates the community's cooperation in this crucial effort to preserve our precious water resources.



Media Contact: Narromine Shire Council, Director Infrastructure and Engineering Services, Melanie Slimming 

T: 0408 349 304