- When level 1 water restrictions are applied sprinklers and soaker hoses will be banned except for newly laid turf, in which case 1 sprinkler is allowed to be used in the specified hours.
- Hours of hand watering will be 1 hour every second day between the hours of 4.00pm and 9.00am on alternate days, odd and even numbered days matching house numbers.
- Vehicles must be washed with a trigger hose or pressure cleaner on a grassed area.
When will level 1 water restrictions occur?
Level 1 water restrictions will be implemented when the flow in the Bellinger River reaches 47 ML/day, and/or when flows in the Bielsdown River reach 20 ML/day.
On August 24th the flow in the Bellinger River was 72 ML/Day and the Bielsdown River was 70 ML/day. In the Bellinger, flows are falling approximately 2ML/day which means if there is no rain, water restrictions could be applied as early as 5th September 2017.
What are level 1 water restrictions