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How water restrictions work

There are no water restrictions in place at this time

When restrictions are in force, information on which schemes are affected and the level of the restrictions can be found here. Restriction information is also widely advertised.

MidCoast Water has a new four level water restriction regime – which enables our community to quickly understand how strict the restrictions are and what we will be asking our community to do.

Moderate restrictions – level  1 – restrict outdoor water use to handheld hoses for no more than one hour per day, every second day, before 9am or after 4pm. Garden irrigation systems can be used for 15 minutes as part of the one hour allocation.

High restrictions – level 2 –  limit the use of water outdoors to handheld hoses for no more than 30 minutes every second day, before 9am or after 4pm. Garden irrigation systems can be used for 15 minutes as part of the 30 minute allocation.

Very high restrictions – level 3 – further restricts the use of water outdoors to handheld hoses for a maximum of 10 minutes, every second day, before 9am or after 4pm.

Severe restrictions – level 4 – ban all outdoor water use.

The first three levels of restrictions allow watering every second day. This works in the following way: If your house is an even number then you can water on the even days of the month, the 2nd, 4th, 6th etc if your house in an odd number, then you can water on the odd days of the month, the 1st, 3rd, 5th etc. There is no residential outside water use on the 31st of the month.

For further information about what is and what is not allowed at each level, read more in our restriction fact sheets.