Water Restrictions

WATER RESTRICTIONS:

OUTDOOR WATER USE RESTRICTION STAGES

1. STAGE 1 – ALTERNATE DAYS WATERING

If the Director of Operations gives notice that, in accordance with a Council resolution, a reduction in water use is necessary requiring Stage 1 restrictions, the following shall apply:

  • (a) Days of Watering: Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows:

    • Even numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Even Calendar Days (2, 4, 6, 8, etc) Automatic sprinklers midnight to 6AM
    • Odd numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Odd Calendar Days (3, 5, 7, 9, etc) Automatic sprinklers midnight to 6AM

  • (b) Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential and Commercial):

    • Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m. on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

  • (c) Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial): Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from
    • 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. to midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

  • (d) Sprinkling is NOT permitted between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during any day at any time of the year.
    • Only one ˝” (9mm) diameter outlet (outside tap) may be used at one time for sprinkling, and further, it is not permissible to use an open pipe or hose for irrigating purposes. Under certain situations, such as drought conditions, protection of works and the efficiency of the system as a whole, and whereby determined by the District, additional stages for regulations may be imposed, and are in effect until determined by Council.

2. STAGE 2 – TWICE A WEEK WATERING

If the Director of Operations gives notice that, in accordance with a Council resolution, a reduction in water use is necessary requiring stage 2 restrictions, the following shall apply:

  • (a) Days of Watering: Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows:
    • Even numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Saturdays and Tuesdays 6-11AM and 6PM to midnight
    • Odd numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Sundays and Wednesdays 6-11AM and 6PM to midnight
  • (b) Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential and Commercial):
    • Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m. on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.
  • (c) Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial):
    • Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

3. STAGE 3 – ONCE A WEEK WATERING

If the Director of Operations gives notice that, in accordance with a Council resolution, a reduction in water use is necessary requiring stage 3 restrictions, the following shall apply:

  • (a) Days of Watering:
    • Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows:
      • Even numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Saturdays
      • Odd numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Sundays

  • (b) Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential and Commercial):
      Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m. on the day permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

  • (c) Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial):

      Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the day permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

  • (d) No person shall: -
    • fill a swimming pool, hot tub, garden pond or decorative fountain at any time; or -
    • wash a vehicle or a boat with water

    4. STAGE 4 – NO OUTDOOR WATERING

    If the Director of Operations gives notice that, in accordance with a Council resolution, a reduction in water use is necessary requiring Stage 4 restrictions, the following shall apply:

      a) No person shall use water outdoors for any purpose.