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January 10, 2020 - Level 2 water restrictions on Cassowary Coast

Water restrictions in the Cassowary Coast Regional Council area have been downgraded from level 3 to level 2, as a result of recent rainfall.

A spokesman from the Cassowary Coast Regional Council said that while the recent rainfall had made an impact, water levels at all water intakes in the region were still low.

“Our region does not draw its water supply from dams,” said a Council spokesman.

“We use intakes from local creeks and rivers and our supply of fresh, safe drinking water is controlled by the flow of water through these creeks and rivers. Water levels are still low, so level 2 water restrictions still apply.  

At Level 2 the water conservation measures for watering of private gardens are:

  • Odd-numbered houses can use sprinklers on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 6am - 7am and 6pm - 7pm.
  • Even-numbered houses can use sprinklers on Wednesdays and Sundays between 6am and 7am and 6pm and 7pm.
  • Watering cans or buckets filled directly from taps can be used at any time.
  • Hand-held hoses with a trigger nozzle can be used at any time on any day except Monday.
  • No watering of gardens by trigger nozzles or sprinklers on Mondays.