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Current Water Restrictions
The following restrictions are effective from Monday 15 July 2019
|General sprinkling, irrigation systems, unattended hoses, dripper systems etc||
Odd or unnumbered properties Tues, Thurs and Sat 6-9am and 5-8pm.
Even numbered properties Wed, Fri and Sun 6-9am and 5-8pm.
No watering Mondays.
|One attended hand held hose with trigger nozzle||
Odd or unnumbered properties Tues, Thurs and Sat anytime.
Even numbered properties Wed, Fri and Sun anytime.
No watering Mondays.
|Schools/Sports fields/Parks and Public Gardens, Commercial Nurseries using Council’s supply||Maximum of 12 hours a week with sprinklers etc. Times to be nominated to and approved by Council.|
|New gardens, turf and landscaping||
One hour only on the day of establishment by attended hand held hose or sprinkler with timer shut off.
Up to one hour per day with attended hand held hose or sprinkler with timer shut off (between 5pm – 9am) on non-appointed days for up to 14 days after day of establishment (including Mondays).
Plus as per general sprinkling.
|Water Truck/Mobile Tank sourcing water from Council’s standpipe||Permitted|
|Cleaning of paved areas||Permitted however residents encouraged to minimise the practice.|
|Water Play Toys||Permitted|
|Tanks (topping up from Council supply)||Permitted|
|Power Supply Failure||No water for gardening use permitted|
|Emergency Service Agencies||Exempt|
Commercial businesses can apply for a Water Restriction Exemption or Variation or phone 07 4671 7449 for more information.
Download our handy Fact Sheet on Level 2 Water Restrictions.
Water Saving Tips
High Water Use Checklist for Households
There are a number of factors that may cause your water bill to increase. Slight changes within your household consumption or a concealed water leak can impact your bill. The following checklist may help you narrow down what is causing the unusually high water bill.
- Did you have any guests or extra laundry demands?
- Have you had any new water appliance or fittings installed recently?
- Do you see or hear water running or dripping from toilets, taps, pipes or hoses?
- Have you made changes to your garden?
- Is the timer working on your irrigation system?
- If you have a swimming pool is the auto-fill system working properly?
- Has your household been taking longer showers?
- Have you had any recent leaks or plumbing work completed, that could have contributed to increased water use?
- Are re-circulating pumps working on any ornamental water features?
- Check your evaporative air conditioners are functioning correctly.
Water Saving Tips for Commercial Properties
- Conduct monthly inspections of your business, focusing on piping joints, toilets, showers, taps, pump seals, hose nozzles, shut-off valves, cooling towers, etc.
- Poorly maintained equipment can often be prone to leaks. Check any equipment that uses water on a regular basis and put in place preventative maintenance schedules to help avoid potential issues.
- For underground or concealed pipe work, plumbing companies can be employed to use acoustic leak detection units and pressure testing to locate leaks.
Repairing a Water Leak on your Property
If the water leak is in one of your pipes (the property owner's pipes), you should call a licensed plumber. Please note that you will be charged for the water that your property uses while the leak remains unrepaired.