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Water restrictions

Level two water restrictions

The Fraser Coast will be moving to Level 2 water restrictions on 9 December 2019.

The Fraser Coast water supplies rely on rainfall, and unfortunately, we’ve only received a fraction of our usual rainfall in recent months and a hot, dry summer is forecast. 

While our water supplies are still in good shape, our dams are dropping by one to two per cent a week and our water consumption has been increasing. To slow down the depletion of our dams, Council is introducing level two water restrictions and encouraging Fraser Coast residents to reduce their water use. 

Every drop counts and by being water-wise, you not only save water but also save money and avoid a big water bill. It might be mulching your garden, using a swimming pool cover or checking regularly for water leaks – every little bit helps, particularly during these dry times.

For more on water-saving tips click here.

 

Water restriction exemption form 

Level two water restrictions

Level two water restrictions will apply to residents and businesses in the Fraser Coast region from 9 December 2019, using potable water supplied by Wide Bay Water.*

These restrictions include:

Activity Description
Garden/lawn watering Watering cans or buckets allowed any time
Hand-held hoses are permitted between 6pm and 8am but must have a water-efficient trigger nozzle
Irrigation systems (sprinklers/drippers/soaker hoses) Irrigation systems permitted on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 6pm and 8am only
Irrigation systems must be fitted with a manual or automatic timer
Washing windows / external house cleaning/cleaning external public facilities  Permitted at any time but only with a water-efficient, high-pressure device (eg. Gerni)
Paved or concreted surfaces cleaning High-pressure device (Gerni) allowed any time
Boat motor and trailer flushing Permitted at any time for a maximum of five minutes at low water flow
Vehicle and boat cleaning

Permitted at any time with hand-held hoses (fitted with a water-efficient trigger nozzle).

Filling of swimming pools/spas (private and/or public) Only permitted between 6pm and 8am and must be monitored at all times
Filling of water features (private and/or public) Hoses allowed at any time but must be monitored at all times
Operation of water features (private and/or public) Allowed at any time

Level one water restrictions

Level one water restrictions apply to residents and businesses in the Fraser Coast region using potable water supplied by Wide Bay Water.*

These restrictions include:

Activity Description
Garden/lawn watering Watering cans or buckets allowed any time
Hand-held hoses allowed any time fitted with a working water-efficient trigger nozzle (9L/min) and attended to at all times
Irrigation systems (sprinklers/drippers/soaker hoses) Irrigation systems allowed between 4pm and 9am 
Irrigation systems must be fitted with a manual or automatic timer
Washing windows / external house cleaning/cleaning external public facilities  Hand-held hoses allowed at any time but as a minimum must be fitted with working, water-efficient trigger nozzle (9L/min) and attended at all times
Paved or concreted surfaces cleaning High-pressure device (gerni) allowed any time
Motor vehicle / boat / trailer cleaning Hand-held hoses allowed at any time but as a minimum must be fitted with working, water-efficient trigger nozzle (9L/min) and attended at all times
Motorboat flushing

Hoses with earmuffs allowed at any time for a maximum of 5 min at a low water flow

Filling of swimming pools/spas (private and/or public) Hoses allowed at any time but must be monitored at all times
Filling of water features (private and/or public) Hoses allowed at any time but must be monitored at all times
Operation of water features (private and/or public) Allowed at any time
Mobile drinking water tankers supply and use * Water use is subject to the above restrictions
Hydrant standpipes Water use is subject to the above restrictions

*Includes potable water supplied by Wide Bay Water rainwater tanks connected to mains reticulated water supply, swimming pools, turf watering, dust suppression activities supplied with reticulated water.