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Level 1 water restrictions, Middlemount

Isaac Regional Council wishes to advise the Middlemount community that the current Level 3 water restrictions have been lowered to Level 1 in Middlemount, effective from Friday, 5 November 2021.

Council has considered the methodologies that could be applied to water supply and consumption, to manage demand and reduce prolonged water restrictions.

Level 3 water restrictions, St Lawrence

Isaac Regional Council advises St Lawrence residents that Level 3 water restrictions came into effect from Monday, 3 January 2022.

The water level is currently 1.5m below the spillway of the St Lawrence Creek Weir, which supplies the local water treatment plant. This is the trigger for Level 3 water restrictions.

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 9am and 5pm
Watering is permitted between 5am to 9am and 5pm to 9pm on designated watering days with a:

  • Sprinkler
  • Hand held hose
  • Automated Irrigation System
  • Washing cars & boats with watering can or bucket
  • Top up of pools, ponds & spas only – No filling
  • No topping up of tanks/Dams unless for firefighting purposes
  • Outboard motors may be flushed after use
  • Water must not be used to clean driveways or concreted/bricked areas.

Level 2 (medium)

No watering on any day between 9am and 5pm
Watering is permitted between 5am to 9am and 5pm to 9pm on designated watering days with a:

  • Hand held hose
  • Automated Irrigation System
  • Washing cars & boats with watering can or bucket
  • Top up of pools, ponds & spas only – No filling
  • No topping up of tanks/dams unless for firefighting purposes
  • Outboard motors may be flushed after use
  • Water must not be used to clean driveways or concreted/bricked areas.

Level 3 (high)

  • No watering on any day between 9am and 5pm.
  • Watering permitted 5am to 9am and 5pm to 9pm 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, 532.62KB)
Application for Exemption for Residential and Commercial in Water Restrictions (PDF, 526.5KB)

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