Recent rainfall in the Gwydir River catchment has replenished Taylors Pond, the raw water source for Bundarra, and so Uralla Shire Council has announced on Tuesday, January 14 that level 5 water restrictions for Bundarra had been lifted.
Council's acting general manager David Aber said much needed rainfall had filled Taylors Pond to capacity.
"For that reason, water restrictions can be lifted completely," he said.
Residents are asked to remain mindful of their water consumption.
"The rain has provided a temporary relief, however we are still in drought conditions with water shortages across our region," Mr Aber said.
However he said the current boil water alert due to elevated turbidity levels of the treated water still applied and is expected to remain in place till the end of the week.
Residents are reminded that during the alert, water used for drinking or food preparation should be bought to the rolling boil to make it safe.
Water should then be allowed to cool and stored in a clean container with a lid and refrigerated. Bottled water or cool boiled water should be used for drinking, washing uncooked food, making ice, cleaning teeth, gargling, and pets' drinking water.
Depending on ongoing flows of the Gwydir River, council will reconsider the triggers for the future application of water restrictions for the Bundarra water supply with a view to maximise supply capacity.