MidCoast Council ends water restrictions in Stroud and Bulahdelah

MidCoast Council has called an end to the water restrictions in Stroud and Bulahdelah.

It's the last of the region to have had restrictions still in place after the remainder of the Local Government Areas has restrictions lifted early last week.

Water restrictions had been in place after a long summer of prolonged dry weather across the Mid Coast, with MidCoast Council indicating it continues to watch the long term forecasts.

"Recent good rainfall in the Karuah River catchment means the river is flowing again, and late last week reached flow rates that allowed irrigators and MidCoast Council to recommence pumping," council's director of Water Services, Brendan Guiney said.

Council has been pumping to refill the Stroud town water storage, and is now confident that supplies will be adequate until next spring.

"We are mindful that NSW remains in the grip of drought, and also the long range forecasts are for a continued extended dry period this year," said Mr Guiney.

"We continue to monitor conditions and water supplies closely, and will be looking closely at what happens this spring, which is traditionally dry for the Mid Coast coupled with higher water usage as the weather warms up."

"We thank all residents across the Mid Coast for their efforts to conserve water during the summer, and their cooperation with water restrictions when they were in place."

Council is encouraging residents to continue to conserve water until the hot weather eases this autumn.

For more information on water restrictions and tips for saving water, please visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/summerwatersavers