Water Conservation and Water Restrictions
Current Water Restrictions
From 16 March 2023, water restrictions no longer apply and Water Smart Actions are encouraged.
Watering of Gardens/Lawns
· Out of the heat of the day
· For a maximum of 3 hours daily total including gardens and lawns
· Is permitted at home on the lawn, using a bucket and trigger nozzle on a hose
· A pool cover MUST be used in accordance with manufacturer's or supplier's instructions
Washing of outdoor hard surfaces such as driveways and footpaths is permitted for health and safety purposes (washing allowed in immediately affected area and with use of a high pressure/low volume water device), or prior to painting.
Full details of Water Smart actions can be found here.
It is important to conserve water at all times and not just during times of drought, the following factsheets provide great examples of how to save water in and around the garden. Click on any of the links below for more information.
Council also has a range of videos available on the Sustainable Bathurst Youtube channel which can assist residents with managing water smart gardens at home. Click on any of the links below to access this range of short, informative videos;
Water Smart Gardens with Dhyan Blore - Series Overview
Water Smart Gardens with Dhyan Blore - Caring for Vegetables
Water Smart Gardens with Dhyan Blore -Water Smart Plants
Water Smart Gardens with Dhyan Blore - Sheltering Plants
Water Smart Gardens with Dhyan Blore- Mulching