Current water restrictions

Water restrictions are in place around our Region. Find out what this means for you below.

All residents are urged to minimise water usage at all times to preserve existing supplies. Private bore water users are also requested to reduce usage where possible as aquifer levels throughout the region are stressed.

We have a 4 tier system of water restrictions; permanent conservation measures > medium level > high level > extreme level. Each level is 'triggered' when a water supply falls to a certain capacity. Information on what each of the levels mean is provided below.

 


Water restrictions

Our Region is currently under two different water restriction levels - medium level restrictions and permanent conservation measures.

 

Medium level water restrictions

Water use target = 200 litres/person/day

 

Cambooya water supply

Medium level water restrictions - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 8am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Not permitted

Newly established gardens and lawns:

1 hour daily (4 to 7am or 4 to 7pm) for 21 days after establishment (with hand-held hose)

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Between 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (even)
AND only if water saving devices are fitted

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Cecil Plains water supply

Medium level water restrictions - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 8am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Not permitted

Newly established gardens and lawns:

1 hour daily (4 to 7am or 4 to 7pm) for 21 days after establishment (with hand-held hose)

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Between 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (even)
AND only if water saving devices are fitted

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Clifton water supply

Medium level water restrictions - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 8am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Not permitted

Newly established gardens and lawns:

1 hour daily (4 to 7am or 4 to 7pm) for 21 days after establishment (with hand-held hose)

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (even)
AND only if water saving devices are fitted

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Greenmount water supply

Medium level water restrictions - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 8am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Not permitted

Newly established gardens and lawns:

1 hour daily (4 to 7am or 4 to 7pm) for 21 days after establishment (with hand-held hose)

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Between 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (even)
AND only if water saving devices are fitted

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Hodgson Vale water supply (includes some properties in Mt Rascal, Preston & Top Camp)

Medium level water restrictions - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 8am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Not permitted

Newly established gardens and lawns:

1 hour daily (4 to 7am or 4 to 7pm) for 21 days after establishment (with hand-held hose)

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Between 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (even)
AND only if water saving devices are fitted

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Pittsworth water supply (includes Brookstead & Southbrook)

Medium level water restrictions - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 8am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Not permitted

Newly established gardens and lawns:

1 hour daily (4 to 7am or 4 to 7pm) for 21 days after establishment (with hand-held hose)

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Between 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (even)
AND only if water saving devices are fitted

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Vale View water supply (includes some properties in Mt Rascal)

Medium level water restrictions - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 8am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Not permitted

Newly established gardens and lawns:

1 hour daily (4 to 7am or 4 to 7pm) for 21 days after establishment (with hand-held hose)

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Between 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (even)
AND only if water saving devices are fitted

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Yarraman water supply

Medium level water restrictions - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 8am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Not permitted

Newly established gardens and lawns:

1 hour daily (4 to 7am or 4 to 7pm) for 21 days after establishment (with hand-held hose)

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Between 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (even)
AND only if water saving devices are fitted

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

 

 

 

Permanent conservation measures

Water use target = 200 litres/person/day

 

Haden water supply

Permanent conservation measures - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Newly established gardens and lawns:

At any time only on the day of establishment, and thereafter as for established gardens and lawns. 

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Permitted, only if water saving devices are fitted at the property.

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

Permitted

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

Permitted

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Kulpi water supply

Permanent conservation measures - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Newly established gardens and lawns:

At any time only on the day of establishment, and thereafter as for established gardens and lawns. 

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Permitted, only if water saving devices are fitted at the property.

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

Permitted

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

Permitted

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Millmerran water supply

Permanent conservation measures - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Newly established gardens and lawns:

At any time only on the day of establishment, and thereafter as for established gardens and lawns. 

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Permitted, only if water saving devices are fitted at the property.

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

Permitted

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

Permitted

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Nobby water supply

Permanent conservation measures - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Newly established gardens and lawns:

At any time only on the day of establishment, and thereafter as for established gardens and lawns. 

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Permitted, only if water saving devices are fitted at the property.

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

Permitted

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

Permitted

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Toowoomba bulk water supply (includes Crows Nest, Goombungee, Gowrie Junction, Hampton, Highfields, Jondaryan, Kingsthorpe, Meringandan, Oakey, Toowoomba City, Westbrook & Wyreema)

Permanent conservation measures - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: 

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hosing concession (over 70’s or disability):

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system:

Tuesday to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Newly established gardens and lawns:

At any time only on the day of establishment, and thereafter as for established gardens and lawns. 

Swimming pools – filling:

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Permitted, only if water saving devices are fitted at the property.

Vehicle washing – bucket:

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

Permitted

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

Permitted

Washing paved surfaces:

Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

 

 

The 4 tiers of water restrictions

We have a 4 tier system of water restrictions; permanent conservation measures > medium level > high level > extreme level. Each level is 'triggered' when a water supply falls to a certain capacity. Information on what each of the levels mean is provided below.

Water restrictions schedule

There are currently two water restriction levels active in the Toowoomba Region (medium and permanent conservation measures). We have designed a flyer to print and display at home to help remind you of allowed watering times:

Medium level water restrictions - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

Permanent conservation measures - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Information about all water restrictions levels can be found in the table below:

Water restriction levels

Water use

Extreme level

High level

Medium level

Permanent conservation measures

Garden watering – bucket

Between 4pm and 7pm,
Tues-Thurs-Sat (odd)
Wed-Fri-Sun (even)

Tues to Sunday
before 8am and after 4pm

Tues to Sunday
before 8am and after 4pm

Tues to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle

Not Permitted

4pm to 4.30pm,
Saturday (odd)
Sunday (even)

5.30pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Tues to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hosing concession
(over 70’s or disability)

4pm to 4.20pm,
Tuesday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday & Sunday (even)

4pm to 4.30pm,
Tues-Thurs-Sat (odd)
Wed-Fri-Sun (even)

5.30pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Tues to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm
(concession not required)

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system

Not Permitted

5.30pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Tues to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system

Not Permitted

Tues to Sunday
before 10am and after 4pm

Newly established gardens and lawns

1 hour daily (4-7am or 4-7pm) for 14 days after establishment (with hand-held hose)

1 hour daily (4-7am or 4-7pm) for 14 days after establishment (with hand-held hose)

1 hour daily (4-7am or 4-7pm) for 21 days after establishment (with hand-held hose)

At any time only on the day of establishment, and thereafter as for established gardens and lawns.

Swimming pools – filling

Not Permitted

Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up

Between 4pm and 7pm,
Tues-Thurs-Sat (odd)
Wed-Fri-Sun (even)

AND only if water saving devices are fitted.

Between 4pm and 7pm,
Tues-Thurs-Sat (odd)
Wed-Fri-Sun (even)

AND only if water saving devices are fitted.

Between 4pm and 7pm,
Tues-Thurs-Sat (Odd)
Wed-Fri-Sun (Even)

AND only if water saving devices are fitted.

Permitted, only if water saving devices are fitted at the property.

Vehicle washing – bucket

Permitted – Windows & mirrors

Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray

Not permitted

4pm to 4.30pm,
Saturday (odd)
Sunday (even)

5.30pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Permitted

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray

Not permitted

4pm to 4.30pm,
Saturday (odd)
Sunday (even)

5.30pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Permitted

Washing paved surfaces

Not Permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

 


Business users (>10ML/yr)

Must operate in accordance with a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) approved by Council.


Business users (1-10ML/yr)

Must ensure that all taps, showerheads and trigger sprays are water-efficient.


Business users:
Nurseries, cooling towers, irrigation areas

Must operate in accordance with Water Conservation Plans approved by Council.


Mobile commercial operators:
Washing external surfaces, pets or vehicles

Must meet Council registration and training requirements, and operate in accordance with the relevant washing Guidelines.


Active playing surfaces: 
Local turfed and non-turfed, clubs, schools,

Must be operated in accordance with Council’s Active Playing Surfaces Guidelines.

 

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 14:38