Dam Levels

Water Restrictions

Watering lawns and gardens

Water lawns and gardens with a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or use drip irrigation systems:

  • any day of the week
  • before 10am and after 4pm to avoid the heat of the day
  • watering cans may be used to water at any time on any day.

Hard Surfaces

  • Wash external building surfaces, including windows, retaining walls, structures (e.g. pergolas) and outdoor furniture, provided a trigger nozzle or pressure cleaner is used.
  • Spot clean for safety, health or emergency reasons with a hose fitted with trigger nozzle. 

Washing vehicles, boats and buildings

  • Wash vehicles and boats with a bucket or hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or pressure cleaner.
  • Flush boat motors with a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle.

Tip: wash your car on your lawn and your grass will benefit.

Private pools and spas

  • Top up existing pools and spas from the town water supply.
  • Fill up new pools and spas using the town water supply.

Internal Use

  • Help water saving efforts by repairing internal leaks as quickly as possible, such as dripping taps or leaking toilets.

Tip: Fixing a leaking toilet can save you between 10 to 260 litres a day.

Watering lawns and gardens

  • Use sprinklers at any time
  • Leave hoses or taps running unattended

Hard Surfaces

  • Use a hose for general cleaning of hard surfaces such as paths, driveways and paved areas.
  • Leave hoses and taps running unattended.

Washing vehicles, boats and buildings

  • Wash vehicles, boats and buildings using a hose without a trigger nozzle.

Private pools and spas

  • Leave an unattended hose running in a pool or spa.

 

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All Dams

74.25%

111,021.79/149,525.62 giga litres

Mangrove Creek Dam

74.97%

106,791.77/142,446 giga litres

Mooney Mooney Dam

67.44%

2,092.29/3,102.44 giga litres

Mardi Dam

53.75%

2,137.73/3,977.18 giga litres