Mandatory Level 1 Water Restrictions - now in place for Muswellbrook and Denman

Mandatory Level 1 Water Restrictions - Sandy Hollow starts 11th November

Mandatory Level 1 Water Restrictions have been implemented in the Muswellbrook Shire to encourage responsible water usage in the community and proactively respond to ongoing drought conditions in the Upper Hunter.

A moratorium on the enforcement of Mandatory Level 1 Water Restrictions, introduced to allow the community a period of adjustment to the restrictions, ends on September 1 for Muswellbrook Shire.
After September 1 non-compliance with Mandatory Level 1 Water Restrictions will be enforced. 

 

RESIDENTIAL

-260 litres per person

WATERING LAWNS

Watering systems, microsprays, drip systems and soaker hoses, non fixed sprinklers and hand held hoses only.

*October to April Permitted daily during these times:
between 6:00am - 9:00am
between 6:00pm - 9:00pm

*April to October Permitted daily during these times:
between 6:00am - 10:00am
between 4:00pm - 10:00pm

WATERING RESIDENTIAL GARDENS

Watering systems, microsprays, drip systems and soaker hoses, non fixed sprinklers and hand held hoses only.

*October to April Permitted daily during these times:
between 6:00am - 9:00am
between 6:00pm - 9:00pm

*April to October Permitted daily during these times:

between 6:00am - 10:00am

between 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Topping up, filling garden water features    Permitted
   
Irrigation of new turf       Permitted for one week after laying after which level 1 restriction on watering lawns applies 
   
Washing down walls or paved surfaces  Not Permitted
   
Topping up private swimming pools/spas Permitted
   
Washing cars at home  Permitted with bucket and rinse with trigger hose on lawn at any time
   
Baths, showers Permitted
   
Use of evaporative air conditioners Permitted
   
Inflatable or temporary children’s pools Permitted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON RESIDENTIAL  260 litres per person

WATERING LAWNS

Watering systems, microsprays, drip systems and soaker hoses, non fixed sprinklers and hand held hoses only.

*October to April Permitted daily during these times:
between 6:00am - 9:00am
between 6:00pm - 9:00pm

*April to October Permitted daily during these times:
between 6:00am - 10:00am
between 4:00pm - 10:00pm

WATERING NON RESIDENTIAL GARDENS

Watering systems, microsprays, drip systems and soaker hoses, non fixed sprinklers and hand held hoses only.

*October to April Permitted daily during these times:
between 6:00am - 9:00am
between 6:00pm - 9:00pm

*April to October Permitted daily during these times:

between 6:00am - 10:00am

between 4:00pm - 10:00pm

First fill of public swimming pools/spas, including those in motels etc. Permitted
   
Topping up public swimming pools/spas, including those in motels etc Permitted
   
Turf farm irrigation, market gardens Permitted
   
Irrigation of new turf on non-residential premises Permitted for one week after laying after which level 1 restriction on watering lawns applies
   
Commercial or Government nurseries Permitted
   
Public car and truck wash facilities Permitted
   
Construction industry eg mortar or concrete mix Permitted
   
Construction - wash down, paint prep, curing. Permitted
   
Cleaning - exteriors Permitted with trigger hoses anytime
   
Abattoirs Permitted 
   
Food or pet food production Permitted
   
Canneries Permitted
   
Pet care Permitted
   
Public water features Permitted
   
Child care Permitted
   
Public parks, gardens, aviaries, plant houses, zoos Permitted
   
Schools, technical colleges, colleges, universities Permitted
   
Hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, rehab centers Permitted
   
Aged accommodation Permitted
   
Motels, caravan parks, cabins Permitted
   
Hotels, registered clubs Permitted
   
Businesses with cooling towers Permitted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level 1 Water Restriction List

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