Water Wise

Waterwise BathurstDo Your Part - Be Water Smart

Council is committed to working with the Bathurst community to preserve our precious water resources. By being water wise, we can all help make our water supply more available for those times when it is really needed - like during droughts and hot summers.

The Current Situation

Council is currently encouraging residents to adopt the recommended water wise behaviours for water use in the home and garden. Click on the Water Wise Information Sheet for more information.

Water Restrictions

On Monday 26 November 2018 Bathurst Regional Council will implement water restrictions. This is a necessary and precautionary measure to ensure that the drinking water supply for the Bathurst Region can be preserved for as long as possible, given the low levels of rainfall which have been received in the Bathurst Region in recent times. When water restrictions are implemented on this date it will be at the High Level or Level 3 restrictions. For more information about how water should be used under High Level restrictions please click on the High Level Water Restrictions Information sheet.

For more information about all levels of water restrictions please click on the Water Restrictions Overview document which sets out the permissable water use under different levels of water restrictions.

Council will commence a media campaign ahead of 26 November 2018 to ensure that residents and visitors to the region are aware of their responsibilities under water restrictions. Inappropriate use of water during specified periods of water restrictions may result in penalties.

SmartwaterBeing Water Wise: Ideas and Resources

Bathurst Regional Council is partnering with Smart Approved WaterMark to provide residents of the Bathurst region with water wise information resources and tools. 

Click on the images and factsheets below for all sorts of information and ideas to help you save water.


Water Wise at Home   Water Wise in the Garden   Water Wise at Work


Water Wise Resources Available for Download

At Home 

Saving Water at Home
Saving Water in the Laundry
Early Leak Detection
How to Fit a Water Efficient Showerhead
Are Your Taps Dripping?
Is Your Toilet Leaking?
Saving Water in the Home - Postcard


In the Garden

Water Efficient Car Washing
How to Maintain Your Rainwater Tanks
Saving Water With Mulch
Water Efficient Pool Covers
Problem With Your Rainwater Tank Pump?
Saving Water With Rainwater Tanks
Saving Water in the Garden - Postcard


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Thu Nov 22 @18:00 -
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Wed Dec 05 @18:00 - 08:00PM
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Sun Dec 09 @09:00 - 01:00PM
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Wed Dec 12 @18:00 - 08:00PM
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