Restrictions lifted

FOLLOWING widespread good rainfall across the MidCoast Water service area over the weekend, all water restrictions have now been lifted.

The Manning, Forster-Tuncurry and Bulahdelah areas had been on level three restrictions prior to the good rainfalls received on Friday through to Sunday.

The Manning River was flowing at 3145 million litres per day as of 9am Monday morning, a marked rise on the 273 million recorded on Friday.

Rainfall registered across the Manning catchment ranged from 70mm to 116mm for the weekend, with the highest recorded at Barrington Tops.

Good rain also fell in the Crawford River catchment, relieving the need for restrictions in the Bulahdelah township.

Residents are reminded that while restrictions have been lifted, the summer water saving program is still in force. This program encourages all residents to use their water wisely during summer and refrain from using water outdoors between the hours of 10am and 4pm (this is effectively level one restrictions).