Current water restrictions

All water supplies are currently on moderate restrictions - level 1

Water restrictions are in force across all the MidCoast Water Services' water supplies from 1 February 2018:

  • The Manning Scheme (providing water to the Manning and Forster-Tuncurry areas)
  • Bulahdelah
  • Gloucester
  • Tea Gardens
  • Stroud

Keeping an eye on our target

The usage target for the Manning Scheme (all the Manning area plus Forster-Tuncurry) is 24 million litres of water per day during moderate water restrictions. We are tracking our use in this area to show how close we are all getting!!

 

 

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.

For more information see our moderate restriction fact sheet

MidCoast Water has a four level water restriction regime.

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.

For information on when and why restrictions come into place read - When do we consider water restrictions?