Level 4 Water Restrictions for Urbenville Commencing Friday 10 January 2020

Tooloom Creek has now dropped to 38% capacity. As a result, Council has enacted the Drought Management Plan and issued the town of Urbenville with Level 4 Water Restrictions.

Level 4 Water Restrictions is a very high water restriction level and are designed to reduce normal daily household consumption by at least 30%, with a target of 180 – 260 litres per person per day. During this stage, policing of the restrictions is implemented and fines able to be issued.

The Level 4 Restrictions for Domestic or Residential properties have changed to include:

  •  No use of fixed hoses or sprinklers for gardening.
  • Changed: Washing cars or cleaning hard surfaces is banned.
  • Restricted use of approved micro sprays / garden watering systems to one (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.
  • Changed: Restricted use of hand held hoses to one (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.
  • Changed: The filling of swimming pools and spas continues to be banned. Topping up is now also BANNED under Level 4.

Residents are asked to abide by these new restrictions from Friday, 10 January 2020.

Commercial properties are now subject to increased Restrictions, including:

  • Public gardens, sporting grounds, show grounds:  can use hand held hoses between for 1 hour between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm daily Daylight Saving Time; and between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.
  • Nurseries can use hand held hoses between for 2 hours between 6:30 pm and 6:30 am daily Daylight Saving Time and Eastern Standard Time.
  • Market Gardens can use sprinklers for 2 hours between 6:30 pm and 6:30 am daily Daylight Saving Time and Eastern Standard Time.
  • The washing of motor cars, operation of fountains and auto flush toilets/urinals is BANNED.
  • Ready Mix Concrete operations restricted to 8 hrs per day operation.
  • Stock Troughs Automatic Filling Only.
  • Water carters require Council Approval.

Unless the daily water consumption levels in Urbenville are reduced by at least 30%, these restrictions may move to the Level 5 Restrictions quite soon since there is no rainfall forecast in the foreseeable future.