Cumnock Water Restrictions

Level 2 Water Restrictions effective from Friday 18th January 2019

Activity Level 2
Watering of lawns/gardens

Watering Systems, non-fixed sprinklers, hand-held hoses, micro-sprays, drip systems, soaker hoses only — permitted for a maximum of two hours per day from 6am to 9am and 6pm to 9pm every second day as per the odds and evens system.

Topping up, filling garden water features


Irrigation of new turf

Permitted for one week after laying after which Level 2 restrictions on watering lawns applies.

Washing down walls of paved surfaces Not Permitted.
Topping up private swimming pools/spas

Permitted from 7am to 9am and 6pm to 8pm.

First fill of private swimming pools

Permitted from 7am to 9am and 6pm to 8pm.

Washing cars at home Permitted with bucket and rinse with trigger hose on lawn from 9am to 12 noon.


Odds and Evens System Explained

This means that if the street number of your property is an even number you can water in accordance with the restrictions on even numbered days. eg 12 Smith St can water on the 2nd, 4th, 6th...30th of each month. If your property has an odd number, you can water in accordance with the restrictions on odd numbered days. eg 11 Smith St can water on the 1st, 3rd, 5th...31th of each month. If your property has no street number then it should be treated as an even numbered property.


  • WSAP - This refers to a Water Savings Action Plan, please contact Council for more information on creating a business specific WSAP. 
  • A watering system is any automated system for the watering of lawns by any means.
  • A micro-spray irrigation system may be a manual or automatic lawn irrigation system that uses small sprays known as micro-sprays to irrigate lawn or gardens.
  • A drip system is a surface or subsurface, manual or automatic system that uses a dripper or emitter to water lawns or gardens.
  • A soaker hose is a fixed or moveable hose with a series of small openings to water lawn or gardens.
  • A non-fixed sprinkler is an above ground sprinkler that is attached to and supplied with water from a hose or similar used, automatically or manually, with or without a timer, to irrigate lawn or gardens.