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Though much of the state is looking at bringing water restrictions forward in the face of El Niño, Level 2 restrictions in Nimbin will be officially lifted from next Monday, October 23. 

This positive development comes as a result of the water conservation efforts undertaken by the Nimbin community.

Lismore City Council Acting Manager Water and Wastewater William Lee said removing the restrictions is a significant milestone.

‘We owe this achievement to the dedication and responsible water usage practices of the Nimbin community. Their efforts have allowed us to restore the D.E. Williams Dam to full capacity,’ he said.

‘Our modelling indicates that we are well-prepared to maintain stable dam levels for the foreseeable future, even with the removal of restrictions.’

With summer approaching, the community is urged to continue practicing responsible water usage. Council will closely monitor dam levels, water consumption and weather patterns in the coming months. 

Should circumstances change, water restrictions may be reintroduced to safeguard the water supply.

Please be aware that the Nimbin Rural Boil Water Alert remains in effect.

Nimbin’s water network is managed by Lismore City Council and operates independently from Rous County Council’s network, drawing water from a separate source. For more information on Rous County Council’s water network go to www.rous.nsw.gov.au.

If you have any further questions or need additional information, please contact Lismore City Council on 6625 0500.

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