Severe water restrictions in force

Sever water restrictions across MidCoast Council region from 25 Nov 2019

Level 4 water restrictions are in force across the MidCoast Council region from Monday 25 Nov 2019.

Severe (Level 4) water restrictions will be introduced across most of the MidCoast Council region from Monday 25 November, banning all outdoor water use and restricting business water use.

All MidCoast region town water supplies move to Severe (Level 4) restrictions except for the Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens area, which remains on Very High (Level 3) restrictions.

Severe (Level 4) restrictions ban all outdoor water use. Residents can only use recycled, grey or rain water on gardens – there is a total ban on sprinklers or garden irrigation systems. No car or boat washing is permitted, and swimming pool top-ups are also banned.

Collect grey water by placing buckets in your shower, collecting your washing machine water or using kitchen sink water – and use this water on garden plants.

Businesses across the MidCoast are now required to limit any process water to the minimum necessary to maintain basic production. Outside use of water by businesses is not permitted without an exemption.

Holiday accommodation providers will be provided with information, so visitors are aware of the restrictions. Council will also work with affected businesses to mitigate the impacts of the restrictions.

MidCoast Council is also severely limiting water use. From Monday, Council will only water sports fields and parks that are serviced by recycled or bore water. Beach showers along with water at boat ramps and fish cleaning tables will be turned off. Our road crews are already using recycled water for road production purposes.

To keep up with updates on water restrictions, please read all media issued and refer to www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/waterrestrictions.

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