Level 2 Water Restrictions Currently Apply

Tenterfield Dam is now at 60% capacity and in line with its Drought Management Plan, Council will be issuing the town of Tenterfield with Level 2 water restrictions as of Monday, 24 September 2018.

“The Level 2 water restrictions remain as a moderate water restriction level and are designed to increase the community awareness of water saving techniques and reduce normal daily household consumption by at least 15%”, said Mayor Peter Petty. “By raising community awareness we can all help to reduce water consumption and save our precious water supply”, he added.

Restrictions for Residential Properties:

  • No use of fixed hoses or sprinklers for gardening;
  • Restricted use of approved micro sprays/garden watering systems to 1 hour a day, limited to between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm daily Daylight Saving Time; and between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm Eastern Standard Time;
  • There are no restrictions on the use of hand held hoses for gardens;
  • Buckets only may be used to wash hard surfaces;
  • Washing of motor vehicles to be undertaken on grassed areas using buckets only;
  • The filling of swimming pools and spas is banned although topping up is permitted.
  • Topping up of fountains is banned.

 

Public/Commercial:

  • No restrictions – water cartage, stock troughs, ready mix concrete, auto flush toilets/urinals;
  • Public gardens, sports grounds, show ground and nurseries – sprinklers 1 hour per day, limited to between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm daily Daylight Saving Time; and between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm Eastern Standard Time;
  • Market gardens – 6 hours per day, between 6.30 pm and 6.30 am daily Daylight Saving Time and Eastern Standard Time.
  • Washing of motor vehicles to be undertaken on grassed areas using buckets only.

 

“We desperately hope that good rains will fall before the Dam falls to 50% capacity and forces the introduction of Level 3 restrictions”, Mayor Petty added.

“I implore everyone to abide by these restrictions to ensure the longevity of our valuable water”.

Complete Table of Restrictions for Tenterfield Shire