Level 4.5 Water Restrictions Currently Apply for Tenterfield

A new Level 4.5 Water Restriction will be introduced on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 to assist the community to manage the dwindling water resources of the Tenterfield Town Water Supply.

Level 4.5 Water Restriction to the Tenterfield Town Water Supply which aims to reduce demand on the potable water supply and imposes the following restrictions:

  • Tenterfield bulk water dispensing station available only for domestic supply in the Tenterfield Shire Local Government Area;
  • Banned – bulk potable water cartage from Council’s water dispensing station except for potable water carriers, registered with Council, with tanks greater than 6 KL;
  • Potable water carriers to enter into a purchase agreement with Council to only dispense water to tanks connected to residences;
  • Banned – fixed hoses (as per existing Level 4 Water Restrictions);
  • Changed - Micro sprays/garden watering systems – ½ hour/day (5.30 pm to 6.00 pm);
  • Changed – Hand held hoses – one per residence – ½ hour/day (5.30 pm to 6.00 pm);
  • Banned – filling and topping up of pools and spas (as per existing Level 4 Water Restrictions);
  • Public Gardens – use of potable water banned.  Council can use non potable, treated water from the Sewage Treatment Plant with appropriately signed water carts to help retain public green space trees and garden beds, but not ovals or public playing areas;
  • Sports grounds and Show ground – banned from watering with potable water;
  • Market Gardens – limited to sprinklers for 1 hour/day (5.00 pm to 6.00 pm);
  • Nurseries – limited to hand held hoses for 1 hour/day (5.00 pm to 6.00 pm) OR microsprays for ½ hour/day (5.30 pm to 6.00 pm);
  • Banned – all washing of motor vehicles, fountains and auto flush systems (as per existing Level 4 Water Restrictions);
  • Ready Mixed Concrete – potable water use banned.  Allowance will be made for possible access to non potable, treated water from the Sewage Treatment Plant for concrete production;
  • Stock Troughs – automatic filling only until Apex Park bore is available after which autofilling of stock troughs is banned (approximately end June 2019);
  • All water cartage from Council water sources is subject to Council approval;
  • Other uses – subject to Council approval.

Complete Table of Restrictions for Tenterfield Shire

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