Molong Water Restrictions

Level 4 Water Restrictions effective from Thursday 30th May 2019

Residential Water Restrictions - Molong

 

Level 4 Very High

Available Dam Storage

40%

Target consumption

200 L/person/day

Watering of Lawns

Note: Subject to varying Summer and Winter Times

Not Permitted

Watering of

Residential Gardens:

Subject to varying Summer and Winter

Watering systems, non-fixed sprinklers, hand held hoses not permitted at any time. Micro sprays, drip systems, soaker hoses, only.

Summer Time between 6pm-8pm. Only on each Wednesday and Sunday. Winter Time 4pm-6pm. On each Wednesday and Sunday.

Topping up, filling of garden water features

Permitted

Irrigation of new Turf

Not Permitted

Washing Down of walls or paved surfaces

Not permitted

Topping up of private pools

Only between hours of 7am-9am and between 6pm-8pm every day provided pool covers are used

 

First fill of private pools

Only with council permission and with water savings elsewhere on property and provided pool covers are used

Washing of cars at home

Permitted with bucket only on lawn between 9am-12pm any day

Baths, showers

Five minute showers, one bath (per person per day

Washing of clothes

Full loads only permitted

Use of evaporative coolers

Permitted only 7am-Midnight­ daily

Inflatable or temporary children’s pools

Permitted

 

Non-Residential Water Restrictions - Molong

 

Level 4 Very High

Available Dam Storage

40%

Target consumption

200 L/person/day

Watering of Lawns

Note: Subject to varying Summer and Winter Times

Not Permitted

Watering of

Gardens:

Subject to varying Summer and Winter

Watering systems, non-fixed sprinklers, hand held hoses not permitted at any time. Micro sprays, drip systems, soaker hoses, only.

Summer Time between 6pm-8pm. Only on each Wednesday and Sunday. Winter Time 4pm-6pm. On each Wednesday and Sunday.

Topping up of public pools

Only between hours of 7am-9am and between 6pm-8pm, every day provided pool covers are used

First fill of public pools/spas including those in motels

Only with council permission and with water savings elsewhere on property and provided pool covers are used

Turf farm irrigation, market gardens

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Irrigation of new Turf on non-residential properties

Not Permitted

Public car and truck wash facilities

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Construction industry e.g. mortar and concrete mix

Permitted.

Construction- wash down, paint prep

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Cleaning - exterior

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Commercial or government nurseries

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Abattoirs

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Food/pet food production

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Canneries

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Pet care

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Public water features

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

childcare

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Public parks, garden, aviaries, plant houses, zoos

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Schools, colleges etc.

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Hospitals, hospices, rehab centres

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Aged accommodation

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Motels, caravan parks, cabins

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Hotels, registered clubs

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Business with cooling towers

Business must implement and comply with WSAP

Definitions

  • 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.