Water Restrictions

Current Water Restrictions are Level 1


The following watering is allowed for Level 1:

Watering of Lawns
Watering systems, micro sprays, drip systems, soaker hoses non-fixed sprinklers, hand held hoses only
AEDT: between 6pm and 10am daily
AEST: between 6pm and 10am daily


Watering of Residential Gardens 
Watering systems, microsprays, drip systems, soaker hoses non-fixed sprinklers, hand held hoses only,
AEDT: between 6pm and 10am daily
AEST: between 6pm and 10am daily

Irrigation of New Turf
Permitted for one week after laying after which level 1 restrictions on watering lawns applies

Washing down walls or paved surfaces
Not Permitted

Topping up private swimming pools or spas
Permitted

First fill of private swimming pools 
Permitted

Washing cars at home
Permitted with bucket and rinse with trigger hose on lawn at any time.

WATER RESTRICTION LEVELS: RESIDENTIAL
     
  Level 1:
LOW 
Level 2:
MODERATE 
Level 3:
HIGH
Level 4:
VERY HIGH 
Level 5:
EXTREME 
 Level 6:
CRITICAL
Watering of lawns Watering systems, microsprays,
drip systems, soaker hoses, non-fixed 
sprinklers, hand held hoses only.
AEDT: between 1800-1000hrs daily.
AEST: between 1800-1000hrs daily.

Watering systems, non-fixed sprinklers,
hand held hoses, microsprays, drip
systems, soaker hoses, only.
AEDT: between 0600-0900hrs and
between 1800-2100hrs every
second day as per odds and
evens system.
AEST: between 0700-1000hrs and
between 1600-1900hrs every
second day as per odds 
and
evens system.

Watering systems, non-fixed
sprinklers,hand held hoses not
permitted at any time.
Microsprays, drip systems,
soaker hoses, only.
AEDT: between 0600-0900hrs
and between 1800-2100hrs every
second day as per odds and evens
system.
AEST: between 0700-1000hrs
and between 1600-1900hrs every
second day as per odds and evens system.
 Not permitted  Not permitted  Not permitted
Watering of
residential gardens
Watering systems, microsprays,
drip systems, soaker hoses, non-fixed
sprinklers, hand held hoses only.
AEDT: between 1800-1000hrs daily.
AEST: between 1800-1000hrs daily.
Watering systems, non-fixed
sprinklers, hand held hoses,
microsprays, drip systems,
soaker hoses, only.
AEDT: between 0600-0900hrs
and between 1800-2100hrs
every second day as per odds
and evens system.
AEST: between 0700-1000hrs
and between 1600-1900hrs
every second day as per odds
and evens system.
Watering systems, non-fixed
sprinklers, hand held hoses
not permitted at any time. 
Microsprays, drip systems,
soaker hoses, only.
AEDT: between 0600-0900hrs
and between 1800-2100hrs every
second day as per odds and evens system.
AEST: between 0700-1000hrs and between 
1600-1900hrs every second day as per odds
 and evens system.
Watering systems, non fixed sprinklers,
hand held hoses not permitted at any time.
Microsprays, drip systems, soaker hoses, only.
Summer Time between 1800-2000 hrs only
on each Wednesday and Sunday.
Winter Time 1600-1800 hrs on each
Wednesday and Sunday.
Watering systems, non fixed sprinklers,
hand held hoses, microsprays,
drip systems, soaker hoses, not permitted
at any time.
Bucket / watering can watering only.
Summer Time between 1800-2000 hrs
on Sunday only.
Winter Time between 1300-1500 hrs
on Sunday only.
 Not permitted.
Irrigation of new turf Permitted for one week after laying
after which level 1 restriction on
watering lawns applies.

Permitted for one week after
laying after which level 2 restrictions
on watering lawns applies. 

Permitted for one week after laying after
which level 3 restrictions on watering lawns
applies.
 Not permitted. Not permitted.  Not permitted. 
Washing down walls
or paved surfaces
Not permitted  Not permitted  Not permitted   Not permitted. Not permitted.  Not permitted. 
Topping up private swimming
pools or spas
 
Permitted  Only between hours of
0700-0900 and between
1800 and 2000hrs, every day. 
Only between hours of 0700-0900 and
between 1800 and 2000hrs every day
provided pool covers are used.

 Only between hours of 0700-0900 and
between 1800 and 2000hrs every day
provided pool covers are used.

 Not permitted.  Not permitted.
First fill of private swimming pools Permitted  Only between hours of
0700-0900 and between
1800 and 2000hrs, every day. 
Only with Council permission and provided
pool covers are used. 
 Only with Council permission and
after water savings elsewhere within
property. Covers must be used.
 Not permitted.  Not permitted.
Washing cars at home Permitted with bucket and rinse trigger
hose on lawn at any time. 
Permitted with bucket and
rinse with trigger hose on
lawn between 0900-1200hrs
any day. 
Permitted with bucket only on lawn
between 0900-1200hrs any day. 
Permitted with bucket only on lawn
between 0900-1200 hrs any day.
 Not permitted.  Not permitted.

ODDS & EVENS SYSTEM EXPLAINED…

Properties with street numbers that are odd can water in accordance with the restrictions on odd numbered calendar dates.
Properties with street numbers that are even can water in accordance with the restrictions on even numbered calendar dates.
Properties with a range of street numbers should be treated as odd or even as per the first number in the range.
Properties with no street number should be treated as an even property.
All properties are permitted to water on the 31st of the month.

AEDT: Australian Eastern Daylight Time
AEST: Australian Eastern Standard Time

     

For residents who wish to apply for a variation of the restrictions please complete the Water Restriction – Application for exemption/variation, detailing the reason for the exemption request and details of the proposed exemption requested.

Water Saving Ideas

Here are some handy hints to conserve water and minimise wastage:

  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
  • Wash your car on the lawn using a bucket and sponge. Hose only for a quick final rinse. It is illegal to discharge soapy car wash water to the gutter under the PO&E Act
  • Cut the grass at least 2.5 cm high. This will allow the root system to develop and find water deeper in the soil
  • Mulch garden beds to conserve moisture and choose water efficient plants. Try growing Australian native plants instead of thirsty exotic species. Mulching can reduce by half the water you use on your garden. You can make mulch yourself by composting vegetable scraps, leaves and lawn clippings
  • Don't water concrete or walls - they won't grow. 
Conserve water - it's the right thing to do.