Sprinkler and hose restrictions. These can be used between 6am-8am and 7pm-9pm only as follows:
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 ban. Hand-held hoses can be used on alternate days between 6am-8am and 7pm-9pm only.
Total ban on all outdoor water use. No sprinklers or hand-held hosing.
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 recirculated water supply systems, and are topped up as required. They run on reduced hours from 10am to 10pm or are switched off completely when the city is on water restrictions.
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.
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