Water Restrictions Community

Water Restrictions Lawns

High water restrictions for home gardens apply from Friday, 28 August 2020 

Watering lawns IS permitted: before 10am or after 4pm;

  • On ODDS and EVENS * system
  • Before 10.00am or after 4.00pm
  • For a maximum of 60mins total including gardens and lawns on permitted days 
  • Using hoses with trigger nozzles,irrigation systems, microsprays, buckets and watering cans
  • A Council permit is required for new turf if restrictions cannot be adhered to (see Resources and Forms)

ODDS and EVENS system

Odd numbered properties are permitted to water on odd numbered calendar dates, even numbered properties are permitted to water on even numbered dates.

Properties with a range of street numbers should be treated as odd or even as per the first number in the range (e.g 15 - 18 Main Street be an odd property.

If a property has no street number it should be treated as an even property

The 31st of the month is a watering-free day - no properties are permitted to water.

For information how to best care for your lawn, see our Lawn Care Fact Sheet in the Resources and Forms section. 

Water Restrictions Gardens

High water restrictions for home gardens apply from Friday, 28 August 2020

Watering home gardens IS permitted: before 10am or after 4pm;

  • On ODDS and EVENS * system
  • Before 10.00am or after 4.00pm
  • For a maximum of 60mins total including gardens and lawns on permitted days 
  • Using hoses with trigger nozzles, irrigation systems, microsprays, buckets and watering cans

ODDS and EVENS system

Odd numbered properties are permitted to water on odd numbered calendar dates, even numbered properties are permitted to water on even numbered dates.

Properties with a range of street numbers should be treated as odd or even as per the first number in the range (e.g 15 - 18 Main Street be an odd property.

If a property has no street number it should be treated as an even property

The 31st of the month is a watering-free day - no properties are permitted to water

 

Water Restrictions Pools

High water restrictions apply from Friday, 28 August 2020 

  • Topping up of pools IS permitted before 10.00am or after 4.00pm for a maximum filling time of 15 minutes per day
  • A pool cover MUST be used in accordance with manufacturer's or supplier's instructions
  • Council permission is required before first fill of new pool or the first refill of a renovated or repaired pool, please email

If pool owners have an independent alternative water supply to Bathurst water supply, a permit is not required.
*Note: a tank that is connected to Bathurst water supply network is not an independent alternative water supply. 

Water Restrictions Car Washing

High water restrictions apply from Friday, 28 August 2020 

Vehicle washing IS permitted:

  • At home on lawn, using a bucket and trigger nozzle on a hose before 10.00am or after 4.00pm
  • At registered car washes at any time

Water Restrictions Other

High water restrictions apply from Friday, 28 August 2020

Garden features, bird baths and temporary children's pools: top up and filling IS permitted.

NB: Bird baths, frog ponds and other water containers are permitted to supply water for domestic and native animals.

Washing hard surfaces: Washing of outdoor hard surfaces such as driveways and footpaths is NOT permitted EXCEPT for health and safety purposes (washing only allowed in immediately affected area and with use of a high pressure/low volume water device).

Indoor activities: WaterWise actions required - ie. only use washing machine and/or dishwasher when full, turn taps off when brushing teeth, check for dripping taps and fix leaks.  Council does not actively enforce indoor water use restrictions, however residents are asked to be conservative with indoor water consumption.

Council reminds customers that maintaining health, safety and hygiene is a priority – conservative water use for these purposes is permitted regardless of water restriction level.

Please see Resources & Forms section for forms, plans and other documents.

Events

Sat May 08
Waste 2 Art
Sun May 09
Proclamation Day
Sun May 09
Waste 2 Art
Sun May 09 @10:00 - 12:00PM
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Mon May 10
Waste 2 Art
Tue May 11
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