Level 1 water restrictions Middlemount

Isaac Regional Council in conjunction with Anglo American advises Middlemount residents that Level 1 water restrictions will come into effect on Monday, December 3, 2018. Due to the current decline rate of Bundoora Dam and Anglo American’s requirements to maintain the continuity of raw water supply to its operations, Council has been requested to reduce the town water supply allocation to Middlemount to 90 per cent.

Level 2 water restrictions advisory Dysart and Middlemount

Isaac Regional Council advises Dysart and Middlemount residents that Level 2 water restrictions will come into effect between March 8 and March 15, 2019. These measures are due to maintenance activities at Binegang Pump Station during this time.

Level 4 water restrictions Advisory Nebo

Isaac Regional Council advises residents to immediately restrict non-essential water use due to a major main break to the tower, repair work is occuring.

Level 4 water restrictions are in effect until normal supply until levels are restored. 

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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Water Restrictions now lifted, Carmila - Effective December 13

Due to significant rainfall, water is passing over the weir 100 metres upstream of the Carmila Creek bore, which supplies the local water treatment plant.

Isaac Regional Council advises Carmila residents all water restrictions has now been lifted as of Wednesday, December 13, 2018.

Residents are encouraged to continue to exercise water conservation measures.

Visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/water-restrictions for more information.

If you require further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

Gary Stevenson PSM
Chief Executive Officer

13 December 2018

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