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As from 9.00 am Monday, 2 March 2020, Level 1 Water Restrictions were introduced to continue the momentum of reduced water usage gained throughout the past few years while the community was tasked with severe water restrictions.

Level 1 Water Restrictions impose the following limits:

Residential Properties:

  • Use of fixed hoses or sprinklers for gardening limited to 2 hours per day (4:00pm to 9:00am only*);
  • Use of approved micro sprays/garden watering systems limited to 2 hours per day (4:00pm to 9:00am only*),
  • There are no restrictions on the use of hand held hoses for gardens;
  • Filling of swimming pools and spas is permitted;
  • Washing hard surfaces permitted, excluding the use of hand held hoses*;


  • Public gardens, sports grounds, show ground and nurseries sprinklers limited to 2 hours per day, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 am daily Daylight Saving Time; and between 4:30 pm and 6:30 am Eastern Standard Time;
  • Market garden sprinklers limited to 6 hours per day;

There are no restrictions on washing of motor vehicles, filling of fountains, auto flush toilets/urinals, ready mix concrete, stock troughs or water cartage.

* refers to Permanent Water Conservation Measures


Permanent Water Conservation Measures

As per the TSC Drought Management Plan, the following five permanent Water Conservation Measures will apply to properties connected to the reticulated water supply systems in Tenterfield, Jennings and Urbenville:

  1. The use of sprinklers, fixed hoses, micro sprays or garden watering systems are not permitted for watering gardens and lawns between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm
  2. Only hand held hoses fitted with trigger nozzles shall be used at any time for the purpose of general watering of gardens and vehicle washing
  3. Vehicles should only be washed on grassed or other permeable surfaces
  4. The washing down of hard surfaces with hand held hoses will not be permitted at any time
  5. Newly laid turf may be watered with an approved water conserving equipment for a period of up to six (6) weeks from the installation of the turf.