Water Restrictions

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Level 1 water restrictions now apply to residents and businesses across the Cassowary Coast Regional Council area. 

LEVEL 1 restrictions include:

Activity

Restriction

PRIVATE GARDENS

1.  No sprinklers/microsprays/drip watering systems on Mondays.
2.  Odd numbered houses—sprinklers can be used on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6am-8am and 6pm-8pm.
3.  Even-numbered houses—sprinklers can be used on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 6am-8am and 6pm-8pm.
4.  Hand-held hoses with trigger nozzles, watering cans and buckets can be used any time.
5. Existing ponds can be topped up with a hose/bucket etc.
6. Fountains must not operate unless on recycled water.
7. No hosing of paved areas (unless related to an emergency). Bucket use at any time.
8. Pools and spas can be topped up in watering times.

CLEANING CARS, TRUCKS, BOATS ETC. (INCLUDING CAR DEALERSHIPS)

1. Trigger hoses can only be used to rinse vehicles/boats after washing. Washing permitted with watering cans/buckets filled directly from a tap or via a commercial car washing facility or automatic washing facilities using recycled water. (Boat motors can be flushed and rinsed after use.)
2. Food transport vehicles can be cleaned using trigger hoses.

FARM DAMS & TANKS

1. Do not top up unless they are providing water for fire-fighting, public health or stock watering purposes (and then only to the extent that is reasonably necessary).
2. Other dams or tanks can only be topped up if you have written permission from Council.

MOBILE TANKERS

Filling permitted between 8am and 8pm  if you have written permission from Council or you are supplying water for fire -fighting, public health or stock watering purposes.

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Trigger hoses can be used. Hoses cannot otherwise be used unless with written permission from Council.

SPORTS GROUNDS

1. Active playing surfaces—sprinklers allowed from 5pm-10am any day.
2. Non-active playing surfaces—sprinklers on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 5pm-10am.

Additional Water Information and Forms

Water restrictions do not apply to consumers who are using a bore or rainwater tank for outdoor uses.

It is recommended, residents who have a bore or rainwater tank make an application with Council to have the bore or tank registered with Council. Council will inspect the bore/tank and provide a sign (that can be erected on the fence), all at no cost to the applicant. The application form is below.