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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Council expects to introduce Level 1 water restrictions on Oct 14th

During times when Eurobodalla is relying solely on Deep Creek Dam for its water supply, the Council monitors its levels and and introduces different water restrictions in accordance with dam level triggers. Eurobodalla Council expects to introduce level 1 water restrictions on 14 October 2019 unless there is significant rainfall beforehand.

Level 1 water restrictions

For residents and visitors


Fixed sprinklers, micro-spray systems, and unattended hosesWashing hard surface areas (paths, driveways, decks, patios, parking areas etc) with a hose

Note: Washing water craft, trailers or vehicles at boat ramps is prohibited at all times


Watering gardens and lawns: one hand-held hose at a time can be used between 5pm and 10am Drip-irrigation systems: one system fixed to one tap can be used instead of a hand-held hose between 5pm and 10am Washing private vehicles (cars, boats, bikes and trailers): on grass areas using buckets and a final rinse with a trigger nozzle hose, at any time Boat engine flushing: on grass areas, at any time Facilities at boat ramps: fish cleaning and boat engine flushing only New and existing private swimming pools and external spas: can be topped up or filled using a hand-held hose between 5pm and 10am. Cover when not in use.

Water restrictions for residents and visitors relate to outdoor water use only. The more water we save now, the slower the dam levels will decrease. Check out our water-saving tips:

Variations for commercial, industrial and public services

All businesses: washing hard surfaces (paths, driveways, parking areas, etc) with a hose is banned Caravan parks, motels and other accommodation houses: one hand-held hose can be used between 5pm and 10am for all outdoor water use Sporting grounds: sprinkler systems permitted for playing surfaces only between 5pm and 10am Commercial market gardens and nurseries: sprinkler systems permitted between 5pm and 10am Bowling greens, turf wickets and golf club greens: sprinkler systems permitted between 5pm and 10am Public or commercial swimming pools: sprinklers permitted for grass areas within the pool enclosure between 5pm and 10am. Top up pools as required. Road construction and maintenance: water-filling stations are available to Council’s Works Division where bore water or recycled effluent water is not available Heavy vehicle and machinery cleaning: Council vehicles to be cleaned using recycled water at treatment plants Businesses such as car yards, public passenger bus services, taxi companies: no conditions apply Commercial window and building washing: no conditions apply Commercial building construction and related activities: no conditions apply Emergency services: water-filling stations will remain available to emergency services at all times Schools and day care centres: one hand-held hose for gardens and lawns can be used between 5pm and 10am one drip-irrigation system fixed to one tap can be used instead of a hand-held hose between 5pm and 10am sprinkler systems permitted for sports ground playing surfaces only between 5pm and 10am Note: micro-spray systems and unattended hoses are not permitted


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