Cumnock Water Restrictions

Level 4 Water Restrictions in force


Level 4

Watering of Lawns

Not Permitted

Watering of Gardens

Microsprays, drip systems and soaker hoses may be used each Wednesday and Sunday between 6pm and 8pm (daylight savings time)

Watering systems, non-fixed sprinklers hand-held hoses not permitted at any time

Irrigation of new turf

Not Permitted

Topping up, filling of water features


Washing down walls or paved surfaces

Not Permitted

Topping up swimming pools/spas

Permitted only between 7am-9am and 6pm-8pm each day. Pool cover must be used

First fill of swimming      pool/spas

Only with Council permission after water savings shown elsewhere on property. Cover must be used

Inflatable or temporary children's pools


Washing cars at home

Permitted only with bucket on lawn between 9am-noon

Use of evaporative air-conditioners

Permitted only between 7am-midnight each day. Exemptions may be granted to aged accommodation or nursing homes

Construction industry eg. Mortar or concrete mix


Construction - wash down, paint preparation, curing etc

Business must implement and comply with Water Saving Action Plan


  • 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.