What water restrictions mean to you

Level 1 water restrictions now apply to all properties connected to 

Council's water supply network.


Water restrictions apply to all residential, commercial, industrial and government customers connected to reticulated water supplies in Council’s water supply area.  The activities and restrictions are different for residential and non-residential (commercial, industrial and government) customers.

AT A GLANCE

The full details  of the levels and restricted activities for water restrictions, able to be imposed by Council can be viewed by downloading one of the documents below:

The restricted activities are in addition to the Council adopted permanent water saving rules under its Water Supply Services Policy, which are applicable to all residents and businesses connected to Council’s water supply.

Seasonal Variations to Watering Times
Restriction levels for watering activities including gardens and lawns are subject to seasonal variations for summer and winter.  For all restriction levels:

  • Summer means the months of October, November, December, January, February, and March
  • Winter means the months of April, May, June, July, August and September

Odds and Evens System Explained
The odds and evens system is based on the street number of the property and the numbered day of the month.  If the property street number:

  • is an odd number you can water in accordance with the restrictions on odd numbered days of the month
  • is an even number you can water in accordance with the restrictions on even numbered days of the month
  • has a range of numbers then it should be treated as the first number in the range, for example 12 to 15 Smith Street can water on even numbered days of the month, in accordance with the restrictions, and
  • has no street number, then it should be treated as an even property and you can water on even numbered days of the month, in accordance with the restrictions.