Holstein calls for discussion about water restrictions
Local ward representative Cr Chris Holstein has called for more discussion about water restrictions following a Central Coast Council debate that he said was "cut short".
The Council decided to reaffirm its decision not to introduce water restrictions at this stage.
"I wanted to have the discussion," he said.
"I wanted to clarify some statements made recently and I wanted some facts and figures put on record.
"I have done some research into this issue and even with a projected increased usage of 17 percent over the December-January holiday period (based on previous years' figures), we won't reach the trigger level until at least February - and that's if there's no rain."
Cr Holstein said the argument that the Hunter has introduced Level 1 restrictions and Sydney has introduced Level 2 restrictions should be tempered by the fact that both areas supply water to a far greater number of residents than does the Coast.
"The figures tell us that we use less water per thousand people than Sydney or the Hunter do," he said.
"When you put restrictions on, there is a lot of social angst and you can actually see water usage rise."
Central Coast Council agenda 2.1, 16 Dec 2019
Media statement, 17 Dec 2019
Chris Holstein, Central Coast Council
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