Current Water Restrictions in the Tamworth Region

Attunga is currently on level 2 water restrictions.

This means:

  • Sprinklers, sprays, microjet sprays and fixed hoses cannot be used.
  • Hand-held hoses and sub-surface dripper systems can be used for two hours only per day from 5pm to 7pm Eastern Standard Time or 6pm to 8pm
    Daylight Saving Time.
  • Vehicles can only be washed with a hand-held hose, with a trigger nozzle attached, between 5pm to 7pm Eastern Standard Time or 6pm to 8pm
    Daylight Saving Time, but a bucket can be used any time.
  • No washdown of hard surfaces unless using a high-pressure cleaner.
  • Pools can be topped up, but Council permission is required if capacity is above 5 kilolitres.
  • Recycled, greywater and rainwater can be used. Rainwater tanks can only be approved by Council and a sign issued if they are stand-alone and not able to be switched to the treated supply.

Barraba is currently on level 4 water restrictions.

This means:

  • All residential outdoor use of treated / town / Council water is now banned.
  • Recycled, greywater and rainwater can be used.
  • Recycled, greywater and rainwater can be used. Rainwater tanks can only be approved by Council and a sign issued if they are stand-alone and not able to be switched to the treated supply.
  • Trickle feed tanks that are connected to the town water supply for refilling cannot be used for outdoor watering.
  • There is no irrigation of outdoor industrial and commercial green spaces.
  • Cleaning of vehicle windows, windscreens, number plates and mirrors can be done for safety and regulatory purposes with buckets only.
  • Pools cannot be filled or topped up.

Bendemeer is currently on level 3 water restrictions.

This means:

  • All use of sprinklers is banned – including sprinklers, sprays, microjet sprays, fixed hoses and subsurface dripper systems.
  • Handheld hoses for 15 minutes only per property within the two hour window of 5pm to 7pm Eastern Standard Time or 6pm to 8pm Daylight Saving Time.
  • No washdown of hard surfaces outdoors, including pressure cleaners.
  • Pools can be filled during 15 minutes of allowed hose time.
  • All previously issued Water Management Plans are now inactive.
  • Recycled, greywater and rainwater can be used. Rainwater tanks can only be approved by Council and a sign issued if they are stand-alone and not able to be switched to the treated supply.
  • Buckets and watering cans can be used within the two hour window without limitation.

Manilla is currently on level 4 water restrictions.

This means:

  • All residential outdoor use of treated / town / Council water is now banned.
  • Recycled, greywater and rainwater can be used.
  • Recycled, greywater and rainwater can be used. Rainwater tanks can only be approved by Council and a sign issued if they are stand-alone and not able to be switched to the treated supply.
  • Trickle feed tanks that are connected to the town water supply for refilling cannot be used for outdoor watering.
  • There is no irrigation of outdoor industrial and commercial green spaces.
  • Cleaning of vehicle windows, windscreens, number plates and mirrors can be done for safety and regulatory purposes with buckets only.
  • Pools cannot be filled or topped up.

Nundle is currently on level 4 water restrictions.

This means:

  • All residential outdoor use of treated / town / Council water is now banned.
  • Recycled, greywater and rainwater can be used.
  • Recycled, greywater and rainwater can be used. Rainwater tanks can only be approved by Council and a sign issued if they are stand-alone and not able to be switched to the treated supply.
  • Trickle feed tanks that are connected to the town water supply for refilling cannot be used for outdoor watering.
  • There is no irrigation of outdoor industrial and commercial green spaces.
  • Cleaning of vehicle windows, windscreens, number plates and mirrors can be done for safety and regulatory purposes with buckets only.
  • Pools cannot be filled or topped up.

Tamworth, Moonbi and Kootingal are currently on level 5 water restrictions.

This means:

  • All residential outdoor use of treated / town / Council water is banned.
  • Recycled, greywater and rainwater can be used. Rainwater tanks can only be approved by Council. A sign will be issued if they are stand-alone and not able to be switched to the treated supply.
  • Trickle feed tanks that are connected to the town water supply for refilling cannot be used for outdoor watering.
  • There is no irrigation of outdoor industrial and commercial green spaces.
  • Cleaning of vehicle windows, windscreens, number plates and mirrors can be done for safety and regulatory purposes with buckets only.
  • Pools cannot be filled or topped up.
  • Evaporative air conditioners can be used, but as efficiently and moderately as possible.

Facts about Water Restrictions

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What water restrictions mean for Council

Irrigation of Council’s Category 1 and 2 parks, gardens, reserves and playing fields continues in accordance with the Drought Management Plan at Level 3 water restrictions.

At Level 4 Council will cease to irrigate public parks, gardens, roundabouts and sporting facilities with treated water, but bore / groundwater can continue to be used where available.