Level 1 Water Restrictions to start on 8th August 2018

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Due to the low rainfall in the catchment areas and falling river levels Shire residents who receive a town water supply will be subject to Level 1 Water Restrictions from Wednesday 8 August 2018.

Level 1 water restrictions are triggered when the flow in the Bellinger River and or Bielsdown River reach levels which requires the Council to consider appropriate mitigation measures.   In both cases these river flows are falling, and with 99% of the state in drought and no significant predicted rainfall, Council is implementing Level 1 restrictions early in an attempt to preserve our precious water resource.

A summary of Level 1 water restrictions are:

  • Sprinklers and soaker hoses are banned except for newly laid turf, in which case one (1) sprinkler is allowed to be used in the specified hours.
  • Hours of hand watering will be 1 hour every second day between the hours of 4.00pm and 9.00am on alternate days, odd and even numbered dates matching house numbers.
  • Vehicles must be washed with a trigger hose or pressure cleaner on a grassed area.

A Water Restrictions Table outlining what is permitted in all levels of water restriction can be found on Council’s website under Water and Sewer.

Further information will be communicated when the situation changes but in the meantime please continue to be water wise and conserve this precious resource.

Contact Council’s Support Officer, Operations on 6655 7300 with enquiries.