Water Restrictions

Current Status:  Water Conservation Measures


Water Restrictions Table

Level Restrictions – Residential Outdoor Component

Target reduction

Water Conservation Measures No unattended hoses between the hours of 9.00am to 4.00pm  N/A

1

Moderate

Micro-sprays and drippers/sub-surface can be used for a maximum of 15 minutes and hand held hoses can be used for 1 hour every second day, between the hours of 4.00pm and 9.00am on odd or even days matching house numbering system.

Other irrigation and unattended hoses banned.
0 - 10%

2

High

Micro-sprays and drippers/sub-surface can be used for a maximum of 15 minutes and hand held hoses can be used for ½ hour every second day, between the hours of 4.00pm and 9.00am on odd or even days matching house numbering system.

Other irrigation and unattended hoses banned.

No washing of houses or driveways. Topping up of pools in designated times only
10 - 20%

3

Very High

No irrigation permitted.

Use of buckets any time, or hand held hoses for a maximum of 10 minutes, every second day, between the hours of 4.00pm and 9.00am on odd or even days matching house numbering system.

No filling of pools
20 - 30%

4

Severe
All external use of potable water banned. Grey water use only. 30 - 40%
Emergency As directed by the water supply authority. 40 - 50%

Council adopted an amended water supply policy on 26 November 2015.  The policy includes a simplified water restriction table that is proposed to be common to all NSW North Coast Councils. 

Residents are requested to conserve water and the table includes a water conservation measure that is in force at all times.


You are advised that Section 637 of the Local Government Act 1993 allows for penalties of up to $2000 for any person who wilfully or negligently wastes or misuses water from a public water supply, or causes such water to be wasted.

Council has designated field officers for the purpose of detecting breaches of the current water restrictions and intends to take legal action against any persons involved in such breaches.

For a first offence - $220      For second and subsequent offences - $2200