Water Restrictions

Level 1 water restrictions are now in place and apply to all residents in the Lithgow Local Government Area.

For private garden watering sprinklers may be used for up to 8hrs a day between the hours of 6am-10am & 5pm-9pm in summer and 6am-10am & 2pm-6pm in winter. There are no restrictions on the use of hand held hoses & micro-systems. There are no restrictions on the filling of private swimming pools, washing of paved areas and roof and washing of motor vehicles.

CONSUMER ACTIVITY

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Garden Watering

Sprinklers
8hrs a day
6am -10am & 5pm -9pm (summer)
6am -10am & 2pm -6pm (winter)
Hand held hoses & micro-systems - No restriction

Sprinklers
8hrs a day
6am -10am & 5pm -9pm (summer)
8am -10am & 4pm -6pm (winter)
Hand held hoses & micro-systems - No restriction

Sprinklers, hand held hoses & micro-systems
4 hrs a day
6am -8am & 6pm -8pm (summer)
8am -10am & 4pm -6pm (winter)

Sprinklers, hand held hoses & micro-systems
4 hrs a day on Odd dates for Odd numbered houses and on Even dates on Even numbered houses system
6am -8am & 5pm -7pm (summer)
8am -10am & 4pm -6pm (winter)

Sprinklers, hand held hoses & micro-systems
2 hours per day between the hours of 5pm and 7pm (summer) or 4pm -6pm (winter) on the following set days.
Odd numbered houses Sunday, Wednesday and Friday Even numbered houses on Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Tuesdays, no sprinklers, hand held hoses or micro-systems, buckets only permitted

Buckets only
Sprinklers, hand held hoses & micro-systems prohibited.

Reused water, bore water or tank water only

Swimming Pools –Private

No restrictions

Topping up permitted
Filling of pools prohibited
New pools may be filled after installation

Topping up permitted by hand held hose for 4hrs between 6am-8am and 6pm - 8pm.
Filling of pools prohibited

Filling and topping up of pools prohibited except with bore water or tank water.

Filling and topping up of pools prohibited except with bore water or tank water.

Filling and topping up of pools prohibited except with bore water or tank water.

Filling and topping up of pools prohibited except with bore water or tank water.

Washing paved areas or roof.

No restrictions

Buckets or trigger hoses only

Buckets or trigger hoses only

Buckets only

Buckets only

Prohibited except with council approval

Prohibited except with council approval

Washing Motor Vehicles

No restrictions

No restrictions

Buckets or trigger hoses only

Buckets or trigger hoses only

Buckets or trigger hoses only

Buckets only

Not permitted

 

PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL

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Public Gardens & Sports Grounds

Sprinklers
8hrs a day
7am - 3pm

Sprinklers
8hrs a day
7am - 3pm

Sprinklers
4hrs a day
7am – 11am

Sprinklers
2hrs a day
7am – 9am

Sprinklers
2hrs a day
7am – 9am

Sprinklers
2hrs a day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
7am – 9am

Reused water, bore water or tank water only.

Market Gardens and Orchards

Sprinklers
8hrs a day
6am – 10am & 5pm – 9pm

Sprinklers
6hrs a day
7am – 10am & 4pm – 7pm

Sprinklers
4hrs a day
7am – 9am & 5pm – 7pm

Sprinklers
2hrs a day
7am – 9am

Sprinklers
2hrs a day
7am – 9am

Sprinklers
1hr a day
7am – 8am

With Council approval only.

Nurseries and Commercial Flower Gardens

Sprinklers
8hrs a day
7am -11am & 5pm-9pm

Sprinklers
4hrs a day
8am – 10m & 4pm – 6m

Hand held hoses & micro-systems  
4 hrs a day
7am – 9am & 5pm – 7pm

Hand held hoses & micro-systems  
2hrs a day
7am – 9am

Hand held hoses & micro-systems  
2hrs a day
7am – 9am

With Council approval only

With Council approval only

Public Car Wash

No restrictions

No restrictions

Machine - recirculation only

Machine - recirculation only

Machine - recirculation only

Machine - recirculation only

With Council approval only

Car Dealers
Display Vehicles

No restrictions

No restrictions

Trigger hose and chamois only,
8am – 10:30am
Monday, Wednesday, Friday Detailing sale vehicles - anytime within purpose built wash facilities

Trigger hose and chamois only,
8am – 10:30am
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Detailing sale vehicles permitted anytime within purpose built wash facilities

Trigger hose and chamois only,
8am – 10:30am
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Detailing sale vehicles permitted anytime within purpose built wash facilities

Trigger hose and chamois only,
8am – 10:30am
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Detailing sale vehicles permitted anytime within purpose built wash facilities

With Council approval only

Bowling Greens, Motels Nursing Homes, Schools

Sprinklers
8hrs a day
7am – 3pm

Sprinklers
4hrs a day
7am – 11am

Sprinklers
2hrs a day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for “in use” fields only.
8am – 10am

Hand held hoses
2hrs a day
8am – 10am

Hand held hoses
2hrs a day
8am – 10am

Hand held hoses
2hrs a day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for “in use” fields only.
8am – 10am

Reused water, bore water or tank water only.

Fountains

No restrictions

Topping up prohibited

Reused water, bore water or tank water only.

Reused water, bore water or tank water only..

Reused water, bore water or tank water only.

Reused water, bore water or tank water only..

Reused water, bore water or tank water only.

Water Cartage from Town Supply

No restrictions

No restrictions

Domestic or stock purposes only
Otherwise with Council approval only.

With Council approval only

With Council approval only

With Council approval only

With Council approval only

Automatic Cycle Flush Toilets

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Not permitted

Not permitted

 

 

INDUSTRIAL

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Soft Drink Manufacture

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Operation only
8hrs a day

Operation only
8hrs a day

With Council approval only

With Council approval only

Ready Mix Concrete

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Operation only
8hrs a day

Operation only
8hrs a day

With Council approval only

With Council approval only

Abattoirs

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

With Council approval only

With Council approval only

With Council approval only

With Council approval only

Others

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Operation only
8hrs a day

Operation only
8hrs a day

With Council approval only

With Council approval only

Penalties

Use of water contrary to this notice may result in:

  • Court action where a maximum penalty of up to $550,000 in the case of a corporation or $5,500 in the case of an individual may be sought;
  • Authorised officers may issue an on-the-spot penalty notice for $220 to either a corporation or an individual and/or;
  • A restriction on service or disconnection of water supply. (Note that in the case of restoration of supply, a reconnection fee will apply)
Privately Owned Water Supplies

If your property is supplied with water from a tank, bore, well, greywater or creek (under licence or otherwise) it is mandatory for you to display a sign clearly visible from the street adjoining the property being watered whilst restrictions are in place. The notice should be large enough to be visible from the street and should state: Well Water/Bore Water/Creek Water/Greywater/Recycled Water* Used On Property (* whichever applies). 

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