Water restrictions for Casino residents who receive a town water supply will be eased back to level one from Wednesday 9 April, after much-needed rainfall last month.
A total of 220mm of rain fell in March, which helped replenish the Richmond River.
Level one water restrictions involve:
• Sprinklers and fixed hoses are banned between 8am and 4pm. Exemptions for sprinkler use (up to two hours a day) is allowed for essential businesses, such as nurseries, or where business hours dictate water use like schools, public gardens, and sportsgrounds.
• Hand-held hoses may be used at any time, although it is recommended watering is done during cooler periods of early morning or evening.
There are no water usage restrictions on local businesses NCMC, Norco, Holcim and others who require water as part of their essential business activities. Nor are there any restrictions on stock watering.