Middlemount Level 3 water restrictions advisory - Effective from 11 January 2021

Isaac Regional Council, in conjunction with Anglo American, would like to advise Middlemount residents that Level 3 water restrictions will come into effect from Monday, 11 January 2021.

Recent rainfall has not sufficiently replenished regional dam and river levels. Bundoora Dam remains low and the ongoing mine operations, residential and other commercial water users mean that water conservation is an ongoing concern.

Residents should be aware that Isaac Regional Council, Middlemount Golf Club, Middlemount sporting fields, Middlemount Pony Club and the Middlemount Race Club all use recycled water for irrigating their premises. Residents will be notified through Council’s website, Facebook page and a letterbox drop to reconfirm the restrictions. We encourage residents to share this important message with their families, friends, workmates and neighbours.


For residential users

  • No watering on any day between 9am and 5pm
  • Watering permitted 5am to 9am and 5pm to 9pm on watering days (as below) using a:
    • Watering can or bucket

Watering Days

  • Odd numbered houses water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  • Even numbered houses water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Properties without a street number on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Commercial users
Watering permitted by way of an application for an exemption and subject to conditions when connected to the Potable Reticulation Network and using potable water.

Mobile water tankers, other than tankers directly used for firefighting purposes, must not be filled with water from the water supply system except by way of exemption from Council.

Filling must occur via a metered standpipe only used on designated watering days in the specific time period as per residential use. Applications for an exemption must describe use and volumes required. Exemption approval will be based on social, health, environmental or economic considerations. Standpipes will not be accessible without an exemption from Monday, 11 January 2021. Click here to download an application for exemption for mobile water tankers in water restrictions. For more information, visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/water-restrictions or call Council’s Customer Service Centre available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

To view the FAQ Factsheet for the Middlemount water restrictions, please click here.


Gary Stevenson PSM
Chief Executive Officer

Published: 4th January 2021