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PARTIAL BAN ON WATER ' "No Change" At Present "There will be no change in the existing water restrictions while the hot weather lasts," the Under-Secretary of the Metropolitan Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Depart ment (Mr. J. C. Hutchinson) said yesterday. The amount of water the department could get each day from the hills reser voirs and bores averaged about 49.000.000 gallons. That amount would be exceeded on days when sprinklers- were per mitted from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The present restrictions permit the use of sprinklers on street lawns and inside gardens from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays and from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 6 p.m to 9 p.m. on other days. Watering by hand is permitted at all times. Sprinklers may be used on market gardens, nurseries, parks. etc., as required. CONCRETE CHANNEL. Mr. Hutchinson said yesterday that the consumption to 9 a.m. was 45.500,000 gallons. It was estimated that the consumption to 9 a.m. today would be con siderably higher. The open concrete water chan nel from Canning Dam to Perth, in which the break oc curred which enforced restric tions; normally brought to Perth about 27,000,000 gallons a day, he said. Now, with the break repaired, a little over 20,000,000 gallons a day was coming down the channel.

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