Water Restrictions

Level 1 water restrictions St Lawrence

Isaac Regional Council advises Clermont residents that Level 1 water restrictions will come into effect from Thursday, 10 September 2020.

Predictions indicate that the water level will be 0.5m below the spillway of the St Lawrence Creek Weir, which supplies the local water treatment plant, on this date. This is the trigger for Level 1 water restrictions.

Level 2 water restrictions Clermont

Isaac Regional Council advises Clermont residents that Level 2 water restrictions will come into effect from Monday, 14 September 2020.

Projections indicate that the water level will be between 1.25m to 1.5m below the spillway height of Theresa Creek Dam, which supplies the local water treatment plant, on this date. This is the trigger for Level 2 water restrictions.

Reminder - Level 2 water restrictions Middlemount

Updated August 2020: In conjunction with Anglo American, Isaac Regional Council would like to remind Middlemount residents that Level 2 water restrictions remain in effect, continuing since Monday, 18 November 2019.

The continued decline of Bundoora Dam and the ongoing requirements of mine operations, residential and other commercial water users mean that water conservation is an ongoing concern in Middlemount.

Frequently Asked Questions

Water Conservation Measures

Watering days

  • Odd numbered premises water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  • Even numbered premises water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Properties without a Council prescribed street number may water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • The reason for these watering days is to reduce the cost of infrastructure upgrades and operations, keeping the cost of service low.

These measures are best practice and should be used all year round.

  • No hand held hoses between 9am-5pm daily
  • No fixed sprinklers, micro-spray, drip irrigation systems nor unattended hoses between 9am to 5pm daily
  • No watering between 9am-5pm daily
  • Private cars, trucks, boats and motor flushing to be cleaned on grass areas where possible using buckets and a final rise with a water efficient nozzle hose at any time.
  • Gutters should not be cleaned by using a hand-held hose
  • Paths not to be hosed down unless using a bucket and mop or high pressure device. Exceptions: if cleaning is required as a result of accidents, removal of algae growth, moss, etc or prior to painting.

They are not enforceable unless under specific water restrictions level 1-4.

Water restriction levels for private gardens and lawns

Level 1 (low)

  • No watering on any day between 9 am and 5 pm.
  • Watering permitted 5 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 9 pm on watering days with a:
    • Sprinkler
    • Hand-held hose
    • Automated Irrigation System

Level 2 (medium)

  • No watering on any day between 9 am and 5 pm.
  • Watering permitted 5 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 9 pm on watering days with a:
    • Hand-held hose
    • Automated Irrigation System (garden beds only, no grassed areas)

Level 3 (high)

  • No watering on any day between 9 am and 5 pm.
  • Watering permitted 5 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 9 pm on watering days with a:
    • Watering can or bucket

Level 4 (critical)

  • No watering permitted

Application for Exemption for Mobile Water Tankers in Water Restrictions (PDF, 52KB)
Application for Exemption for Residential and Commercial in Water Restrictions (PDF, 513KB)

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