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Water Restrictions and Outlooks

Water Restrictions and Drought Management

North East Water operates numerous water supply systems throughout the North East that draw water supply from a wide range of sources including groundwater, reservoirs and directly from rivers and streams. All these sources vary widely in regard to the volumes they can supply and their reliability in times of drought.

We have developed a Drought Response Plan for operational response to periods when a shortfall in water availability does occur. This Plan provides a planned, timely and effective response and minimises the impact on customers.

The outcome of this process is a detailed response plan tailored to each individual supply system with defined trigger levels (based on storage volumes or stream flows depending on the system) clearly indicating when each successive step in our four stage restriction policy needs to be implemented beginning with a preliminary public awareness campaign (voluntary restrictions).

Water Outlooks set out the resource status, forecast the short-term likelihood of water restrictions and list priority actions for each water supply system. The Outlooks are published in November each year and are updated as conditions change. Water Outlooks are available here.

The harshness of the restrictions stages reflect the seriousness of the potential supply shortfall. For more information click on the links below:

To view the Water Restrictions by-laws, click here.

To view our "Should we be on water restrictions?" Fact Sheet, click here.



Current Water Supply Restrictions

Key:    Permanent   Public   Mild (1)   Medium (2)   High (3)   Critical (4)

Town Restriction Town Restriction
Barnawartha Myrtleford
Beechworth Oxley
Bellbridge Porepunkah
Benalla
 

 
Rutherglen
Wahgunyah
Bright
Wandiligong
Springhurst
 

 
Bundalong St. James
Chiltern Tallangatta
Corryong
Cudgewa
Tungamah
 

 
Dartmouth Walwa
Devenish Wangaratta
Glenrowan Whitfield
Goorambat
 
 
 

 
 
 
Wodonga
Baranduda
Kiewa / Tangam
Ebden
Harrietville Yackandandah
Moyhu Yarrawonga
Mt. Beauty
Tawonga
Tawonga South