Farmers want towns to share their pain
Friday, December 18, 2015 at 1:17PM
Lynne Remnant in Water News, Water Restrictions

FARMERS want Victorian cities and towns using irrigation water for domestic supplies to share their pain.

Water from the Goulburn and Campaspe river systems are flowing to drought-hit Bendigo and Ballarat.

But neither regional city is among 13 Victorian towns facing restrictions.

Victorian Farmers Federation water council chairman Richard Anderson said irrigators had low allocations and were facing worse next year.

“It is not a good look when it so desperately dry to drive into town and see sprinklers going on nature strips,” Mr Anderson said. “It is silly not to be saving water when storages are running down.”

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