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Government looking at new ways to secure water supply, says Water Minister

The NSW Water Minister says the state government is exploring ways to conserve and secure water as Sydney enters water restrictions.

Stage One water restrictions will come into effect in Sydney on Saturday for the first time in nearly ten years.

The NSW Farmers Federation is calling for billions of dollars worth of new dams to be built in the state to help overcome the drought.

NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey tells Alan Jones they’re looking at a range of ways to secure water supply.

“We’re certainly having those conversations in regional NSW.

“The first dam we’re going to do where we’ll have shovels in the ground is Wyangala Dam. That was a commitment made by John Barilaro during the election.”

She’s calling on all Sydneysiders to do their part in restricting water use.

“If everybody in Sydney can have a shower for one minute less, that’s 45 million litres of water saved.”

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