Water Restrictions

No water restrictions are currently in place and apply to all residents in the Lithgow Local Government Area.

At the Council meeting held on 29 October 2018, Council resolved to remove water restrictions from the Lithgow LGA.

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). 

Restriction Levels

Residential

Consumer activityLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 4aLevel 5Level 6
Garden WateringSprinklers 8hrs a day 6am -10am & 5pm -9pm (summer) 6am -10am & 2pm -6pm (winter) Hand held hoses & micro-systems - No restrictionSprinklers 8hrs a day 6am -10am & 5pm -9pm (summer) 8am -10am & 4pm -6pm (winter) Hand held hoses & micro-systems - No restrictionSprinklers, hand held hoses & micro-systems 4 hrs a day 6am -8am & 5pm -7pm (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 permittedBuckets only Sprinklers, hand held hoses & micro-systems prohibited.Reused water, bore water or tank water only
Swimming Pools –PrivateNo restrictionsTopping up permitted Filling of pools prohibited New pools may be filled after installationTopping up permitted by hand held hose for 4hrs between 6am-8am and 5pm - 7pm. Filling of pools prohibitedFilling 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 onlyBuckets or trigger hoses onlyBuckets onlyBuckets onlyProhibited except with council approvalProhibited except with council approval
Washing Motor VehiclesNo restrictionsNo restrictionsBuckets or trigger hoses onlyBuckets or trigger hoses onlyBuckets or trigger hoses onlyBuckets onlyNot permitted

Commercial & Public

Public & CommercialLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 4aLevel 5Level 6
Public Gardens & Sports GroundsSprinklers 8hrs a day 7am - 3pmSprinklers 8hrs a day 7am - 3pmSprinklers 4hrs a day 7am – 11amSprinklers 2hrs a day 7am – 9amSprinklers 2hrs a day 7am – 9amSprinklers 2hrs a day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7am – 9amReused water, bore water or tank water only.
Market Gardens and OrchardsSprinklers 8hrs a day 6am – 10am & 5pm – 9pmSprinklers 6hrs a day 7am – 10am & 4pm – 7pmSprinklers 4hrs a day 7am – 9am & 5pm – 7pmSprinklers 2hrs a day 7am – 9amSprinklers 2hrs a day 7am – 9amSprinklers 1hr a day 7am – 8amWith Council approval only.
Nurseries and Commercial Flower GardensSprinklers 8hrs a day 7am -11am & 5pm-9pmSprinklers 4hrs a day 8am – 10m & 4pm – 6pmHand held hoses & micro-systems 4 hrs a day 7am – 9am & 5pm – 7pmHand held hoses & micro-systems 2hrs a day 7am – 9amHand held hoses & micro-systems 2hrs a day 7am – 9amWith Council approval onlyWith Council approval only
Public Car WashNo restrictionsNo restrictionsMachine - re-circulation onlyMachine - re-circulation onlyMachine - re-circulation onlyMachine - re-circulation onlyWith Council approval only
Car Dealers Display VehiclesNo restrictionsNo restrictionsTrigger hose and chamois only, 8am – 10:30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday Detailing sale vehicles - anytime within purpose built wash facilitiesTrigger hose and chamois only, 8am – 10:30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday Detailing sale vehicles permitted anytime within purpose built wash facilitiesTrigger hose and chamois only, 8am – 10:30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday Detailing sale vehicles permitted anytime within purpose built wash facilitieTrigger hose and chamois only, 8am – 10:30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday Detailing sale vehicles permitted anytime within purpose built wash facilitiesWith Council approval only
Bowling Greens, Motels Nursing Homes, SchoolsSprinklers 8hrs a day 7am – 3pmSprinklers 4hrs a day 7am – 11amSprinklers 2hrs a day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for “in use” fields only. 8am – 10amHand held hoses 2hrs a day 8am – 10amHand held hoses 2hrs a day 8am – 10amHand held hoses 2hrs a day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for “in use” fields only. 8am – 10amReused water, bore water or tank water only.
FountainsNo restrictionsTopping up prohibitedReused 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 SupplyNo restrictionsNo restrictionsDomestic or stock purposes only Otherwise with Council approval only.With Council approval onlyWith Council approval onlyWith Council approval onlyWith Council approval only
Automatic Cycle Flush ToiletsToilets No restrictionsToilets No restrictionsToilets No restrictionsToilets No restrictionsToilets No restrictionsNot permittedNot permitted

Industrial

IndustrialLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 4aLevel 5Level 6
Soft Drink ManufactureNo restrictionsNo restrictionsNo restrictionsOperation only 8hrs a dayOperation only 8hrs a dayWith Council approval onlyWith Council approval only
Ready Mix ConcreteNo restrictions No restrictionsNo restrictions Operation only 8hrs a dayOperation only 8hrs a dayWith Council approval onlyWith Council approval only
AbattoirsNo restrictionsNo restrictionsNo restrictionsWith Council approval onlyWith Council approval onlyWith Council approval onlyWith Council approval only
Others No restrictions No restrictionsNo restrictions Operation only 8hrs a dayOperation only 8hrs a dayWith Council approval onlyWith Council approval only