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Current water restrictions

Water restrictions are in place across our whole 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.

 

Water restrictions by location

  • Brookstead - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Cabarlah - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Cambooya - High Level (150 litres/per person/per day)
  • Cecil Plains - High Level (150 litres/per person/per day)
  • Clifton - High Level (150 litres/per person/per day)
  • Crows Nest - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Goombungee - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Gowrie Junction - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Greenmount - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Haden - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Hampton - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Highfields - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Hodgson Vale (includes Top Camp) - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Jondaryan - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Kingsthorpe - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Kulpi - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Meringandan - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Millmerran - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Nobby - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Oakey - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Pittsworth - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Southbrook - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Toowoomba City - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Vale View - High Level (150 litres/per person/per day)
  • Westbrook - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Wyreema - Medium Level (175 litres/per person/per day)
  • Yarraman - High Level (150 litres/per person/per day)
 

Allowed watering times

Allowed watering times for each water restriction level can be found in the sliders below.

PDF for display at home

 

Listing of all allowed watering times and activities 

 
GARDENS AND LAWNS

Established gardens and lawns, using a watering can, bucket, hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle, efficient irrigation system or efficient sprinkler.

ALL properties - Before 10am and after 4pm on any day except Monday.


Newly established gardens and lawns
, using a watering can, bucket, hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle, efficient irrigation system or efficient sprinkler.

ALL properties - At any time on the day of establishment and thereafter before 10am and after 4pm on any day except Monday.

 

 
POOLS AND WATER PLAY

New and renovated swimming pools and spas (pool covers must be used to comply with this policy).

ALL properties - Filling permitted. Once a new swimming pool or spa is filled, it becomes an ‘existing swimming pool or spa’.


Existing swimming pools and spas
(pool covers must be used to comply with this policy).

ALL properties - Topping up permitted.

 


VEHICLE WASHING

Vehicle washing by a person other than a mobile commercial operator, from a bucket, hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle or a high pressure water cleaning unit.

ALL properties - Before 10am and after 4pm on any day except Monday.

 


GENERAL CLEANING

General cleaning of materials and equipment, from a bucket, hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle or a high pressure water cleaning unit.

ALL properties - Before 10am and after 4pm on any day except Monday.

 


ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND PET CARE

Care of pets and animals, including: the provision of drinking water, washing of animals using a hand-held hose, cleaning of animal pens and enclosures and removal of animal waste from hard surfaces, any other purpose approved by a registered veterinarian as part of an animal’s recovery or care. 

ALL properties - Allowed on all days at any time.

Where a commercial operator or a Mobile Commercial Operator is engaged to wash a pet or clean pet pens and enclosures, operation must be in accordance with the non-residential water restrictions.

 


BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Building construction

ALL properties - On all days and at any time provided the construction site is attended when water is being used.

 


WATER FEATURES AND WATER STORAGE

Fountains, ponds and outdoor aquariums, for the filling or the topping up of fountains, ponds, or outdoor aquariums provided it:**recirculates the water or uses a maximum of 200 litres of water per week*.

ALL properties - Before 10am and after 4pm on any day except Monday. 

* Council may perform water testing to determine the presence of water from a town supply system.
** If an alternative source of water is used this could create public health issues due to aerosol spray.

Lakes, dams and other water storage facilities

ALL properties - Not permitted.

Rainwater tanks, for the refilling of tanks using water from the reticulated supply.

If water from the reticulated supply is used to refill tanks then these restrictions must be adhered to.*

* Council may perform water testing to determine the presence of water from a town supply system.

 

 

Regulations for businesses

Business users (>10ML/yr): Must operate in accordance with a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) approved by us.

Business users (1-10ML/yr): Must ensure that all taps, shower heads and trigger sprays are water-efficient.

Business users (nurseries, cooling towers, irrigation areas): Must operate in accordance with Water Conservation Plans approved by us.

Mobile commercial operators (washing external surfaces, pets or vehicles): Must meet our 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 our active playing surfaces guidelines.

PDF for display at home

 

Listing of all allowed watering times and activities 


GARDENS AND LAWNS

Established gardens and lawnsusing a hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle, efficient irrigation system or efficient sprinkler.

ODD numbered premises – Tues, Thurs and Sat.
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Wed, Fri and Sun.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 

Established gardens and lawns, using a watering can or bucket.

ALL properties - Before 8am and after 4pm on any day except Monday.

 

Newly established gardens and lawns, using a watering can, bucket, hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle, efficient irrigation system or efficient sprinkler.

For one hour anytime on the day of establishment and one hour daily for the next 14 days and thereafter follow:

ODD numbered premises – Tues, Thurs and Sat.
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Wed, Fri and Sun.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 


POOLS AND WATER PLAY

New and renovated swimming pools and spas (pool covers must be used to comply with this policy).

Filling permitted.

Once a new swimming pool or spa is filled, it becomes an ‘existing swimming pool or spa’.

 

Existing swimming pools and spas (pool covers must be used to comply with this policy).

Topping up on the following days:

ODD numbered premises – Tues, Thurs and Sat.
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Wed, Fri and Sun.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 


WATER PLAY AND POOL TOYS

Water play pools and water toys, using a hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle or bucket.

ODD numbered premises – Tues, Thurs and Sat.
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Wed, Fri and Sun.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 


VEHICLE WASHING

Vehicle washing by a person other than a mobile commercial operator, from a bucket, hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle or a high pressure water cleaning unit.

ODD numbered premises – Tues, Thurs and Sat.
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Wed, Fri and Sun.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 


GENERAL CLEANING

General cleaning of materials and equipment, from a bucket, hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle or a high pressure water cleaning unit.

ODD numbered premises – Tues, Thurs and Sat.
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Wed, Fri and Sun.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 


ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND PET CARE

Care of pets and animals, including: the provision of drinking water, washing of animals using a hand-held hose, cleaning of animal pens and enclosures and removal of animal waste from hard surfaces and any other purpose approved by a registered veterinarian as part of an animal’s recovery or care. 

Allowed on all days at any time.

Where a commercial operator or a Mobile Commercial Operator is engaged to wash a pet or clean pet pens and enclosures, operation must be in accordance with the non-residential water restrictions.

 


BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Building construction

On all days and at any time provided the construction site is attended when water is being used.

 


WATER FEATURES AND WATER STORAGE

Fountains, ponds and outdoor aquariums

Water from the reticulated supply is not to be used for this purpose.*

* Council may perform water testing to determine the presence of water from a town supply system.

 

Lakes, dams and other water storage facilities

Not permitted.

* Council may perform water testing to determine the presence of water from a town supply system.

 

Rainwater tanks

If water from the reticulated supply is used to refill tanks then these restrictions must be adhered to.*

* Council may perform water testing to determine the presence of water from a town supply system.

 

 

Regulations for businesses

Business users (>10ML/yr): Must operate in accordance with a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) approved by us.

Business users (1-10ML/yr): Must ensure that all taps, shower heads and trigger sprays are water-efficient.

Business users (nurseries, cooling towers, irrigation areas): Must operate in accordance with Water Conservation Plans approved by us.

Mobile commercial operators (washing external surfaces, pets or vehicles): Must meet our 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 our active playing surfaces guidelines.

PDF for display at home

 

Listing of all allowed watering times and activities 


GARDENS AND LAWNS

Established gardens, using a hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle, efficient irrigation system or efficient sprinkler.

ODD numbered premises – Tues and Sat.
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Wed and Sun.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 

Established gardens, using a watering can or bucket.

ALL properties - Before 8am and after 4pm on any day except Monday.

 

Established lawns

Watering established lawns from the town supply is not permitted under this restriction level.

 

Newly established gardens and lawns, using a hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle, efficient sprinkler or efficient irrigation system.

For one hour on the day of establishment and one hour daily for the next 14 days and thereafter follow:

ODD numbered premises – Tues, Thurs and Sat.
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Wed, Fri and Sun.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

Water users must retain receipts and other documentation as proof of a new garden or lawn for presentation upon possible request by Council.

 

POOLS AND WATER PLAY

New and renovated swimming pools and spas

Not permitted under these restriction levels. 

When using alternative water sources, receipts and other documentation must be retained for presentation upon possible request by Council.

 

Existing swimming pools and spas, topping up (pool covers must be used to comply with this policy).

ODD numbered premises – Tues and Sat.
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Wed and Sun.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 

Water play pools and water toys, with a hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle or bucket.

ODD numbered premises – Tues and Sat
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Wed and Sun

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 

 

VEHICLE WASHING

Washing of vehicles by a person other than a mobile commercial operator, From a bucket, hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle or a high pressure water cleaning unit

ODD numbered premises – Tues and Sat.
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Wed and Sun.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 

 

GENERAL CLEANING

General outdoor cleaning of materials and equipment, from a bucket, hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle or a high pressure water cleaning unit.

ODD numbered premises – Tues and Sat.
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Wed and Sun.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 

 

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND PET CARE

Care of pets and animals, for animal welfare and survival purposes including, the provision of drinking water, washing of animals using a hand-held hose, cleaning of animal pens and enclosures and removal of animal waste from hard surfaces and any other purpose approved by a registered veterinarian as part of an animal’s recovery or care.

On all days and at any time

Where a commercial operator or a Mobile Commercial Operator is engaged to wash a pet or clean pet pens and enclosures, operation must be in accordance with the non-residential water restrictions.

 

 

BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT 

Building construction

On all days and at any time provided the construction site is attended when water is being used.

 

 

WATER FEATURES AND WATER STORAGE

Fountains, ponds and outdoor aquariums

Water from the reticulated supply is not to be used for this purpose.* **

* Council may perform water testing to determine the presence of water from a town supply system.

** If an alternative source of water is used this could create public health issues due to aerosol spray.

 

Lakes, dams and other water storage facilities

Not permitted.*

* Council may perform water testing to determine the presence of water from a town supply system.

 

Rainwater tanks

If water from the reticulated supply is used to refill tanks then watering restrictions must be adhered to.*

* Council may perform water testing to determine the presence of water from a town supply system.

 

 

Regulations for businesses

Business users (>10ML/yr): Must operate in accordance with a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) approved by us.

Business users (1-10ML/yr): Must ensure that all taps, shower heads and trigger sprays are water-efficient.

Business users (nurseries, cooling towers, irrigation areas): Must operate in accordance with Water Conservation Plans approved by us.

Mobile commercial operators (washing external surfaces, pets or vehicles): Must meet our 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 our active playing surfaces guidelines.

PDF for display at home

 

Listing of all allowed watering times and activities 


GARDENS AND LAWNS

Established gardens, using a watering can or bucket.

ODD numbered premises – Sat.
EVEN or unnumbered premises – Sun.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 

Established lawns

Watering established lawns from the town supply is not permitted under this restriction level.

 

Newly established gardens and lawns

Not permitted under these restriction levels. 

When using alternative water sources, receipts and other documentation must be retained for presentation upon possible request by Council.

 

POOLS AND WATER PLAY

New and renovated swimming pools and spas (pool covers must be used to comply with this policy).

Not permitted under these restriction levels. 

When using alternative water sources, receipts and other documentation must be retained for presentation upon possible request by Council.

 

Existing swimming pools and spas, topping up (pool covers must be used to comply with this policy).

Not permitted under these restriction levels. 

When using alternative water sources, receipts and other documentation must be retained for presentation upon possible request by Council.

 

Water play pools and water toys

Not permitted.

 

VEHICLE WASHING

Washing of vehicles by a person other than a mobile commercial operator, using a bucket to, clean vehicle mirrors, lights, glass and number plates to maintain safe operation and satisfy number plate visibility requirements, clean vehicle parts required to comply with statutory or regulatory obligations, spot clean the body of a vehicle to remove potentially paint damaging deposits/marks or to flush an inboard or outboard motor or vehicle brakes to prevent corrosion and maintain safe operation.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

If general vehicle washing is required, water must be sourced from an alternative water source.

 

GENERAL CLEANING

General outdoor cleaning of materials and equipment, using a bucket, hand-held hose with trigger or twist nozzle or a high pressure water cleaning unit to prevent or otherwise address a material health or safety risk.

Summer (1 October – 31 March) 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Winter (1 April – 30 September) 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

 

 

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND PET CARE

Care of pets and animals -  including: the provision of drinking water, washing of animals using a hand-held hose, cleaning of animal pens and enclosures and removal of animal waste from hard surfaces and any other purpose approved by a registered Veterinarian as part of an animal’s recovery or care

On all days and at any time for animal welfare and survival purposes.

Where a commercial operator or a Mobile Commercial Operator is engaged to wash a pet or clean pet pens and enclosures, operation must be in accordance with the non-residential water restrictions.

 

 

BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Building construction

On all days and at any time provided the construction site is attended when water is being used.

 

WATER FEATURES AND WATER STORAGE

Fountains, ponds and outdoor aquariums

Water from the reticulated supply is not to be used for this purpose.* **

* Council may perform water testing to determine the presence of water from a town supply system.

** If an alternative source of water is used this could create public health issues due to aerosol spray.

 

Lakes, dams and other water storage facilities

Not permitted.*

* Council may perform water testing to determine the presence of water from a town supply system.

 

Rainwater tanks

If water from the reticulated supply is used to refill tanks then these restrictions must be adhered to.*

* Council may perform water testing to determine the presence of water from a town supply system.

 

Regulations for businesses

Business users (>10ML/yr): Must operate in accordance with a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) approved by us.

Business users (1-10ML/yr): Must ensure that all taps, shower heads and trigger sprays are water-efficient.

Business users (nurseries, cooling towers, irrigation areas): Must operate in accordance with Water Conservation Plans approved by us.

Mobile commercial operators (washing external surfaces, pets or vehicles): Must meet our 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 our active playing surfaces guidelines.

 

Related information

Before purchasing or using watering devices, please check to make sure the devices meet efficient irrigation guidelines

Last Updated: Friday, 06 December 2019 11:19
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