Mandatory Level 1 Water Restrictions - In place now

Mandatory Level 1 Water Restrictions have been implemented in the Muswellbrook Shire to encourage responsible water usage in the community and proactively respond to ongoing drought conditions in the Upper Hunter.

A moratorium on the enforcement of Mandatory Level 1 Water Restrictions, introduced to allow the community a period of adjustment to the restrictions, ends on September 1.
After September 1 non-compliance with Mandatory Level 1 Water Restrictions will be enforced. 

Find more information on water restrictions HERE:

ACTIVITY

WATER RESTRICTIONS – LEVEL 1 (LOW)

TARGET WATER CONSUMPTION      260 litres per person per day

RESIDENTIAL WATER USE

 

Watering of Lawns

Watering systems, microsprays, drip systems, soaker hoses, non fixed sprinklers hand held hoses only

 

Summer Time between 0600-0900 hrs and between 1800-2100 hrs daily

 

Winter Time 0600-1000 hrs and 1600-2200 hrs daily

Watering of Residential Gardens

Watering systems, microsprays, drip systems, soaker hoses, non fixed sprinklers hand held hoses only

 

Summer Time between 0600-0900 hrs and between 1800-2100 hrs daily

 

Winter Time 0600-1000 hrs and 1600-2200 hrs daily

Topping up, filling garden water features

Permitted

Irrigation of new turf

Permitted for one week after laying after which level 1 restriction on watering lawns applies

Washing down walls or paved surfaces

Not Permitted

Topping up private swimming pools/spas

Permitted

First fill of private swimming pools

Permitted

Washing cars at home

Permitted with bucket and rinse with trigger hose on lawn at any time.

Baths, showers

Permitted

Use of evaporative air conditioners

Permitted

Inflatable or temporary children’s pools

Permitted
   

NON RESIDENTIAL WATER USE

Watering of Lawns

Watering systems, microsprays, drip systems, soaker hoses, non fixed sprinklers hand held hoses only.

 

Summer Time between 0600-0900 hrs and between 1800-2100 hrs only daily.

 

Winter Time 0600-1000 hrs and 1600-2200 hrs daily.

Watering of Gardens

Watering systems, microsprays, drip systems, soaker hoses, non fixed sprinklers hand held hoses only.

 

Summer Time between 0600-0900 hrs and between 1800-2100 hrs only daily.

 

Winter Time 0600-1000 hrs and 1600-2200 hrs daily.

Topping up public swimming pools/spas, including those in motels etc.

Permitted

First fill of public swimming pools/spas, including those in motels etc

Permitted

Turf farm irrigation, market gardens

Permitted

Irrigation of new turf on non-residential premises

Permitted for one week after laying after which level 1 restriction on watering lawns applies

Public car and truck wash facilities

Permitted

Construction industry eg mortar or concrete mix

Permitted

Construction - wash down, paint prep, curing.

Permitted

Cleaning - exterior

Permitted

Abattoirs

Permitted
 Food or pet food production Permitted 
 Canneries Permitted 
 

Pet care

Permitted 
 

Public water features

Permitted 

Child care

Permitted

Public parks, gardens, aviaries, plant houses, zoos

Permitted
 

Schools, technical colleges, colleges, universities

Permitted 

Hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, rehab centers

Permitted

Aged accommodation

Permitted

Motels, caravan parks, cabins

Permitted 

Hotels, registered clubs

Permitted

Businesses with cooling towers

Permitted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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