Current water restrictions

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.

We have a four tier system of water restrictions;

  1. Low level (formally known as 'permanent conservation measures')
  2. Medium level
  3. High level
  4. Extreme level.

Each level is 'triggered' when a water supply falls to a certain capacity or when water systems are under increased stress. These are individually monitored and restriction levels set for each system below.

 

Water restrictions by location

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

* Formally known as "Permanent conservation measures"
 

Low, medium, high & extreme water restriction details

Low level water restrictions summary

Water use target = 200 litres/person/day

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: Tuesday to Sunday before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle: Tuesday to Sunday before 10am and after 4pm

Garden watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system: Tuesday to Sunday before 10am and after 4pm

Newly established gardens and lawns: At any time only on the day of establishment, and thereafter as for established gardens and lawns. 

Swimming pools – filling: Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up: Permitted, only if water saving devices are fitted at the property.

Vehicle washing – bucket: Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray: Permitted

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray: Permitted

Washing paved surfaces: Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Medium level water restrictions summary

Water use target = 200 litres/person/day

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: Tuesday to Sunday before 8am and after 4pm

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system: Not permitted

Newly established gardens and lawns: 1 hour daily (4 to 7am or 4 to 7pm) for 21 days after establishment (with hand-held hose)

Swimming pools – filling: Permitted

Swimming pools – topping up:

Between 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (even)

Vehicle washing – bucket: Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (1 April to 30 September)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (odd)
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (even)

Washing paved surfaces: Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

High level water restrictions summary

Water use target = 170 litres/person/day

Summary of allowed watering

Garden watering – bucket: Tues to Sunday, before 8am and after 4pm.

Garden watering – hose with trigger or twist nozzle:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (Winter)
5.30 to 6.30 (Summer)
Saturday (odd)
Sunday (even).

Lawn watering – efficient sprinkler or irrigation system: Not permitted.

Newly established gardens and lawns: 1 hour on day of establishment.

Swimming pools – filling: Not permitted except where written approval has been obtained from Council or water has been sourced from an alternate location with written receipts.

Swimming pools – topping up (if water saving devices are fitted):

Between 4pm and 7pm
Tues-Thurs-Sat (odd)
Wed-Fri-Sun (even).

Vehicle washing – bucket: Permitted

Vehicle washing – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (Winter)
5.30 to 6.30 (Summer)
Saturday (odd)
Sunday (even)

Building washing and outdoor entertainment areas – hose or high pressure spray:

4.30pm to 5.30pm (Winter)
5.30 to 6.30 (Summer)
Saturday (odd)
Sunday (even)

Washing paved surfaces: Not permitted.  However, reasonable actions may however be undertaken to address significant soiling of paved surfaces or to prevent material risks associated with an accident or hazard to health, safety or the environment at any time to the extent necessary to address the soiling or the risk to health, safety or the environment.

Last Updated: Monday, 17 June 2019 13:29