Water supply restriction levels

All Council water sources are in a healthy state as the New Year 2022 holiday period continues. However, customers are encouraged to use water sensibly over the summer months.

Additional information

What do the levels mean?

Level # Water restriction Water use
Level 1 No water restrictions USE WATER SENSIBLY
Level 2 Water restrictions NO SPRINKLERS
Level 3 Water restrictions NO HOSES OR SPRINKLERS
Level 4 Water restrictions ESSENTIAL USE ONLY

Restriction guidelines

Residential restrictions


Commercial restrictions



Water saving tips

Below are some easy water saving tips you can use right now to help conserve water. 

  • Only wash clothes when you have a full load. A washing machine uses about 150 litres of water per wash
  • Use the dishwasher for full loads only. Each load uses 40 to 80 litres of water
  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
  • Put the plug in the sink when washing vegetables and don’t leave the tap running
  • Put a half-full soft drink bottle in your toilet cistern to reduce the quantity of water you flush
  • Flush the toilet less often
  • Use less water in the bath. A bath can use up to 80 litres of water
  • Take shorter showers. A shower uses about 8 litres of water a minute
  • Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge to avoid running more water than you need for a glass of water.