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‘Summer Savers’ starts – Sunday October 4

Even though we’re experiencing wet conditions this week MidCoast Water is urging Manning, Great Lakes and Gloucester residents to become ‘summer savers’ when they change their clocks on Sunday October 4.

The ‘summer savers’ program applies throughout daylight saving to reduce the amount of water we use during the warmer months.

This program covers all water supply schemes in the Greater Taree, Great Lakes and Gloucester council areas and applies to households, businesses, parks, gardens and sporting grounds.

MidCoast Water’s acting general manager Brendan Guiney said he hopes customers will once again take up the challenge to reduce their water consumption during summer.

The program’s main message is simple – don’t spray in the middle of the day!

All fixed hoses, sprinklers and watering systems should not be used during the hottest part of the day – between 9am and 4pm.

“We encourage our community to reduce their water use by not watering during the middle of the day,” Mr Guiney said.

“It is important to start now with simple water saving measures to try and reduce the demand on our water supplies.”

Supporting the summer water saving program will not only help water supplies, it is also more effective for gardens.

Watering during the heat of the day is inefficient as the water evaporates before the plants have a chance to benefit from it – wasting water, and money. Restricting watering to the cooler hours of the day is far more effective.

Mr Guiney said there are many simple ways of reducing water consumption and encouraged locals to think about waterwise options for the summer.

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