Nimbin placed on immediate Level 3 Water Restrictions

Friday, 04 March

Due to storm damage to Nimbin’s water supply, Level 3 Water Restrictions have been introduced, effective immediately.

This is necessary to ensure a water supply to the village.

The following restrictions apply:

 Gardens
  • Watering cans & buckets permitted
  • Hand-held hoses permitted for up to 10 min every second day, before 9am or after 4pm (odds & evens)
  • Other irrigation systems banned
  • Watering of new turf permitted for up to 30 minutes on the day laid, then 15 minutes every second day, before 9am or after 4pm (odd & evens).
  • Watering of established lawns banned

Pools & recreation
  • Topping up of pools/spas permitted ONLY if done to prevent structural damage. Must be done before 9 am or after 4 pm with a hand-held hose with an on/off nozzle. Emptying and refilling banned.
  • Filling of new pools/spas permitted ONLY if done to prevent structural damage AND if Council has given approval.
  • Recreation usage of water (e.g., play pools, water toys, slides, etc.) banned

Animal care
  • Provision of drinking water permitted
  • Wash pets with bucket before 9 am or after 4 pm. Use of hose banned.
  • Operation/top up of fountains/ponds/water features/etc. permitted ONLY to maintain fish life.
  • Installation and filling of new fountains/ponds/etc. banned

Washing
  • Washing of driveways, rooves, walls, windows, etc. permitted ONLY if done for health and safety reasons by a registered cleaning business
  • Car washing permitted IF done with an efficient high pressure, low flow rate cleaner with trigger control for less than 5 min either before 9 am or after 4 pm (subject to odds & evens)
  • Washing of boats, boat motors and trailers used in salt water permitted for 5 min at a time

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