Current water restrictions

From 9 October, residents living in Cambooya have been moved to high level water restrictions.

As a result of the ongoing drought, groundwater supplies in the area are under significant stress. Water is being transported to Cambooya to ensure residents in the area continue to have a secure supply. You may notice water trucks in the Cambooya area on weekdays and weekends. The water may be transported from Toowoomba Bulk Water supply, which is a fluoridated supply.

Allowed watering times can be found under the 'High level restrictions' slider below.

Water restrictions are in place across our whole Region. Find out what this means for you below.

All residents are urged to minimise water usage at all times to preserve existing supplies. Private bore water users are also requested to reduce usage where possible as aquifer levels throughout the region are stressed.


Water restriction levels & allowed watering times

Allowed watering times for each water restriction level can be found in the sliders below.

1. Low level (formally known as 'permanent conservation measures') - target = 200 litres/person/day

A summary of allowed watering times can be found in the PDF or list below. For more detailed information about the use of water when under low level water restrictions please read our 'Low level restrictions - regulations for everyday use' article.

 

Low (permanent conservation measures) level water restrictions - summary of allowed watering times (for print)

 

Allowed watering times

 

Regulations for businesses

Business users (>10ML/yr): Must operate in accordance with a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) approved by us.

Business users (1-10ML/yr): Must ensure that all taps, shower heads and trigger sprays are water-efficient.

Business users (nurseries, cooling towers, irrigation areas): Must operate in accordance with Water Conservation Plans approved by us.

Mobile commercial operators (washing external surfaces, pets or vehicles): Must meet our registration and training requirements, and operate in accordance with the relevant washing guidelines.

Active playing surfaces (local turfed and non-turfed, clubs, schools): Must be operated in accordance with our active playing surfaces guidelines.

2. Medium level - target = 200 litres/person/day

Medium level water restrictions - summary of allowed watering times (PDF for print)

 

Allowed watering times

Winter - 1 April to 30 September: 4.30pm to 5.30pm 
Summer - 1 October to 31 March: 5.30pm to 6.30pm 

Odd numbered properties on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Even numbered properties on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Winter - 1 April to 30 September: 4.30pm to 5.30pm 
Summer - 1 October to 31 March: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Odd numbered properties on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Even numbered properties on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Winter - 1 April to 30 September: 4.30pm to 5.30pm 
Summer - 1 October to 31 March: 5.30pm to 6.30pm


Odd numbered properties on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Even numbered properties on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Note: Properties without a number are categorised with even numbers.

 

Regulations for businesses

Business users (>10ML/yr): Must operate in accordance with a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) approved by us.

Business users (1-10ML/yr): Must ensure that all taps, shower heads and trigger sprays are water-efficient.

Business users (nurseries, cooling towers, irrigation areas): Must operate in accordance with Water Conservation Plans approved by us.

Mobile commercial operators (washing external surfaces, pets or vehicles): Must meet our registration and training requirements, and operate in accordance with the relevant washing guidelines.

Active playing surfaces (local turfed and non-turfed, clubs, schools): Must be operated in accordance with our active playing surfaces guidelines.

3. High level - target = 170 litres/person/day

High level water restrictions - summary of allowed watering times (PDF for print)

 

Allowed watering times

Winter - 1 April to 30 September: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Summer - 1 October to 31 March: 5.30pm to 6.30pm 


Odd numbered properties on Saturday
Even numbered properties on Sunday

Between 4pm and 7pm

Odd numbered properties on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Even numbered properties on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Winter - 1 April to 30 September: 4.30pm to 5.30pm 
Summer - 1 October to 31 March: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Odd numbered properties on each Saturday
Even numbered properties on each Sunday

Winter - 1 April to 30 September: 4.30pm to 5.30pm 
Summer - 1 October to 31 March: 5.30pm to 6.30pm


Odd numbered properties on Saturday
Even numbered properties on Sunday

Note: Properties without a number are categorised with even numbers.

 

Regulations for businesses

Business users (>10ML/yr): Must operate in accordance with a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) approved by us.

Business users (1-10ML/yr): Must ensure that all taps, shower heads and trigger sprays are water-efficient.

Business users (nurseries, cooling towers, irrigation areas): Must operate in accordance with Water Conservation Plans approved by us.

Mobile commercial operators (washing external surfaces, pets or vehicles): Must meet our registration and training requirements, and operate in accordance with the relevant washing guidelines.

Active playing surfaces (local turfed and non-turfed, clubs, schools): Must be operated in accordance with our active playing surfaces guidelines.

4. Extreme level - target = 140 litres/person/day

Allowed watering times

Between 4pm and 7pm

Odd numbered properties on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Even numbered properties on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Between 4pm and 7pm

Odd numbered properties on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Even numbered properties on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Using a bucket or high pressure cleaning unit is allowed for the following activities only:

- Pre-painting preparation

- Pre-sale preparation (once every 12 months)

- Complying with the provisions of a tenancy agreement or lease which require the external surface of a building to be cleaned at the expiry or termination of the tenancy or lease

- Cleaning external windows and glass areas

- Maintaining external surfaces of a building (not including roofs) once every 12 months

- Maintaining the external roof area of a building once every 36 months

Note: Properties without a number are categorised with even numbers.

 

Regulations for businesses

Business users (>10ML/yr): Must operate in accordance with a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) approved by us.

Business users (1-10ML/yr): Must ensure that all taps, shower heads and trigger sprays are water-efficient.

Business users (nurseries, cooling towers, irrigation areas): Must operate in accordance with Water Conservation Plans approved by us.

Mobile commercial operators (washing external surfaces, pets or vehicles): Must meet our registration and training requirements, and operate in accordance with the relevant washing guidelines.

Active playing surfaces (local turfed and non-turfed, clubs, schools): Must be operated in accordance with our active playing surfaces guidelines.


Water restrictions by location

View the Water restrictions map.

LocationLow*
(200 l/p/d)
Medium
(200 l/p/d)
High
(170 l/p/d)
Extreme
(140 l/p/d)
Brookstead    M    
Cabarlah L      
Cambooya     H  
Cecil Plains     H  
Clifton    M    
Crows Nest L      
Goombungee  L       
Gowrie Junction L      
Greenmount   M    
Haden L      
Hampton L      
Highfields L      
Hodgson Vale (includes Top Camp)   M    
Jondaryan L      
Kingsthorpe L      
Kulpi L      
Meringandan L      
Millmerran L      
Nobby   M    
Oakey L      
Pittsworth   M    
Southbrook   M    
Toowoomba City L      
Vale View     H  
Westbrook L      
Wyreema L      
Yarraman     H  

* Formally known as "Permanent conservation measures"

 

Related information

Before purchasing or using watering devices, please check to make sure the devices meet efficient irrigation guidelines

Last Updated: Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:18