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Water Restrictions

CURRENT WATER RESTRICTION LEVEL

 PERMANENT - ALL AREAS WITHIN THE SOUTHERN DOWNS REGION 


Allowed outdoor water use at all properties

Allocated 3 Days (Permanent, Medium & High Levels)

Odd numbers or no number:

Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday

Even numbers:

Saturday, Monday & Wednesday

 

Level Permanent Medium High Extreme
Target (max litres/person/day) 230 Litres 200 Litres 170 Litres 140 Litres
Outdoor water use times Anytime on 3 allocated days, except between 10am & 4pm Allocated days between:

 7am - 9am and 4pm - 6pm from May to September (inclusive)

6am - 8am and 5pm - 7pm from October to April (inclusive)
Allocated days between:

 5pm - 6pm from May to September (inclusive)


 6pm - 7pm from October to April (inclusive)

One hour on allocated day:

 4pm - 5pm from May to September (inclusive)


 6pm - 7pm from October to April (inclusive)
Sprinklers & fixed irrigation systems Allowed1 Allowed1 Not Allowed  Not Allowed
Hand held hosing of gardens and lawns Allowed1 Allowed1 Allowed1
(Lawns not allowed)
 Not Allowed
Garden watering using buckets Allowed1 Allowed1 Allowed1  Allowed1
Washing vehicles with a trigger hose Allowed1 Allowed1 Not Allowed  Not Allowed
Washing vehicles using a bucket Allowed1 Allowed1 Allowed1
(on grassed area)
 Allowed (on grassed area)1
Cleaning vehicle windows, mirrors and lights using a bucket Anytime Anytime Anytime  Anytime
Topping up pools and spas Allowed1 Existing pools - Allowed1 Not Allowed  Not Allowed
Topping up fountains & ponds Allowed1 Allowed1 Not Allowed  Not Allowed
Cleaning paved areas using a bucket or high pressure water unit Allowed1 Not allowed except for health or safety reasons Not allowed except for health or safety reasons  Not allowed except for health or safety reasons
Cleaning buildings using a trigger hose or high pressure water unit Allowed1 Allowed1 Not Allowed  Not Allowed
Cleaning windows using a bucket Allowed1 Allowed1 Allowed1  Allowed1

1 Allowed only during set outdoor water use times

Council’s Drought Management Plan (PDF 655.2KB) (adopted 28 October 2009) contains water restrictions that apply to all towns in the Southern Downs Region with a reticulated water supply. The plan has four levels of restrictions - permanent water conservation measures, along with medium, high and extreme restriction levels.

Permanent water conservation measures will be in force even when water supplies are plentiful. This will be an ongoing reminder to residents and businesses to use water efficiently at all times.

For additional information on these restrictions, please contact Council or download our Outdoor Water Use Guide (PDF 67.5KB)

Breaching the declared restrictions may result in a fine being issued under the Water Act 2000. Your assistance with this matter is greatly appreciated. 

 

 

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