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What Level 5 restrictions mean:

  • All residential outdoor use of treated / town / Council water is now banned.

  • Council will continue to cease irrigation of public parks, gardens, roundabouts and sporting facilities with treated water, but bore / groundwater can continue to be used where available.

  • 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. Tanks should not be used without Council approval.

  • 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, unless water for this purpose is sourced from a centre not on level 4 or 5 water restrictions.

  • Evaporative air conditioners can be used, but as efficiently and moderately as possible.

  • The target daily consumption for Tamworth, Moonbi and Kootingal is 16.1ML.

  • To help achieve the daily consumption target Council will be launching a new community education campaign called ‘Let’s Work Together’ which will be focused on encouraging residents reduce consumption to achieve a 150l/per person/per day target. The campaign will utilise a variety of mediums to educate residents on how they can achieve this target, e.g. a 2 minute shower uses 40l water, and 1 dishwasher load uses 15l.

  • “Let’s Work Together” will also include an extensive primary school education program aimed at year 3 to 6 children in Tamworth, Moonbi and Kootingal. The program will include school visits by Tamworth Regional Council Water and Sustainability staff who will educate the students on how to complete a Home Water Efficiency Audit. As part of the audit students will learn how to:

    • read their water meter at home

    • identify leaks and other water wasters in their home

    • reduce water consumption in their home

  • Under Level 5 restrictions the Tamworth Region Water Supply Taskforce will continue to meet and work with businesses to help reduce their consumption.

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