Water carted to dry towns
Water is being carted across the Great Southern because of a lack of rain and dropping levels of local dams.
Water Corporation regional manager Adrian Stewart confirmed water was already being carted to Ravensthorpe.
Water would also be taken to Jerramungup and Borden in the coming weeks if the area does not receive any rain in the next week.
He said Hopetoun got its drinking water from the ground, not a dam, and there were no issues with supply.
“There will be no impact to residents and businesses connected to our scheme when water is being carted,” Mr Stewart said.
“The usual two-day-per-week sprinkler roster continues to apply.
“We encourage the community to continue to use water wisely, and reduce outdoor water use by turning off sprinkler systems on cool or wet days.
Mr Stewart said they have not trucked water into Borden for the last five years.
“We routinely monitor our water supply schemes to ensure local storage is sufficient to meet demand and will implement alternate supplies, such as carting, when required.”
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