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NWC President warns of water restrictions should dry conditions

President of the National Water Commission (NWC) Mark Barnett has warned that the entity may have to implement tighter water restrictions should dry conditions continue.

Barnett said that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NWC had attempted to hold off on implementing certain restrictions, however, given the dry conditions and the dwindling supplies at the Hermitage Dam and the Mona Reservoir, there would need to be changes made.

According to Barnett, if drought conditions continue for another 14 days, the entity will impose harsher supply restrictions for the corporate area.

The Commission last week issued a prohibition notice, noting that it was now a prosecutable offense to either waste water or use excessive amounts of the commodity for non-essential purposes.

Barnett says further action might be necessary.

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