Voluntary action to conserve water, discretionary use such as the use of sprinklers. Washing cars permitted. Please water wisely and conserve where you can.
Sprinkler and hose restrictions. These can be used between 6am-8am and 7pm-9pm only as follows:
Sprinkler ban. Hand-held hoses can be used on alternate days between 6am-8am and 7pm-9pm only.
Council needs to maintain grounds that are soft enough to host sports matches (for instance, at Park Island and McLean Park) and keep the lawns and plants in our Council gardens hydrated enough to survive the conditions. But we operate a heavily restricted schedule, just as we are asking our community to do. Most of our grounds receive about a half to a third of the water they usually would, and we try and get the water down during cool periods – mornings, evenings, and overnight.
Sometimes, though, that’s not enough. Below you will find a list of our parks and reserves that still need to receive some (but heavily reduced) daytime watering to ensure they're operational:
Fountains and water features are mostly on reticulated supply with top-ups required. They'll be running between on reduced hours from 10am to 10pm. Blyth Fountain in Clive Square turned off.
Council is in the process of installing water meters at our sports fields so we can gain some improved insight into what we use each day. A water usage report is also soon to be commissioned which will give us a deeper understanding of how we can best save water in our parks.
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