Water Restrictions


Level 1 Water Restrictions apply to external use of all potable (drinking) water supplied from Council’s reticulated water supply system. 
No restrictions apply to internal use, however all water conservation measures are encouraged.


What days can I water?  If your house is an even number you can water on even dates and if you house is an odd number you can water on odd dates.  Residential outside water use is not permitted on the 31st day of the month. 

Public Areas

Commercial and Industrial

All water usage and associated activities must not cause pollution as defined under the Protection of the Environment Operations (POEO) Act 1997.

Breaches, Penalties and Reporting

How can I report water wastage or breaching of water restrictions?
Call Council on 6568 2555 between 8.30am to 4.30pm

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

For more information on the water supply in the Nambucca Valley please click here