Uralla Shire Council has estimated Bundarra's water supply Taylors Pond, based on current demand, will be empty in 130 days.
Based on research by the council, residents are using an average of 140 kL/day. The target is to get that down to 130 kL/day.
After dropping below 32 per cent, a decision was made to commence level five water restrictions to Bundarra residents.
Starting today (January 6, 2020), the water restrictions will have a number of implications.
The watering of lawns and gardens is prohibited using a hand-held hose, or with buckets, cans or trigger nozzles.
The use of sprinklers, fixed hoses and watering new turf is also prohibited along with vehicle washing and irrigation of sports fields.
Residents are able to clean windows and cart water for domestic, hospital, aged care and school use only.
Further research shows the average water use per person per day sits around 207 L/person/day. The target is 150 L/person/day.
Contact Uralla Shire Council on 6778 6300 should you have any questions or concerns.
A full list of water restrictions can be found at www.uralla.nsw.gov.au/.