Level 1 Water Restrictions

Level 2 water restrictions will come into effect on Monday 11 November 2019.

Level 1 (low) water restrictions will be implemented across the local government area from 1 August after Council resolved to introduce the preventative measure at its June meeting.

This is a preventative measure to ensure the region has adequate water stocks heading into summer and to trigger greater awareness among residents about their water consumption.

During winter, lawns and gardens should be watered with watering systems, microsprays, drip systems, soaker hoses, non-fixed sprinklers hand held hoses only between 6am and 10am or 4pm and 10pm.

New turf can be irrigated one week after laying after which Level 1 restrictions on watering lawns apply, whilst cars should be washed with a bucket and trigger hose.

NOTE: Winter times: 6–10am; 4–10pm  |  Summer times: 6pm–9am

Winter time refers to the period outside of Daylight Saving time; Summer time refers to Daylight Saving period Eastern Standard time from first Sunday in October (6 October 2019) to first Sunday in April (5 April 2020).


What's allowed under Level 1 Water Restrictions?

  • Watering lawns and gardens
  • Washing cars at home
  • Irrigation of new turf
  • Private swimming pools

What's NOT allowed under Level 1 Water Restrictions?

  • Hard surfaces including walls and driveways
Click here (PDF 224Kb) for a downloadable version of  the Level 1 Water Restrictions fact sheet.

For more water-saving tips and information, click here.