Water Restrictions

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Agency name:
Townsville City Council
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Description summary:

Residential, rural and commercial lawns and gardens

(including school grounds/gardens)

Sprinklers can be used between 5pm-8am (odd and evens system)

Specifically from 5pm on your allocated day until 8am the following day:

Even Houses

Tuesday from 5pm to Wednesday 8am

Thursday from 5pm to Friday 8am

Saturday from 5pm to Sunday 8am

Odd Houses

Wednesday from 5pm to Thursday 8am

Friday from 5pm to Saturday 8am

Sunday from 5pm to Monday 8am

The odds and even's system is designed to minimise impact on the city's water reticulation system

Handheld watering with a trigger nozzle can be done at any time on any day, although we recommend the early mornings and evenings where possible

Important Note:

Remember that weeper hoses are most effective when used on garden beds and covered by mulch, they are not recommended for use on exposed areas like lawn.

Washing hard surfaces, vehicles and boats

We recommend using pressure washers or a hose using a trigger nozzle attached

Sports fields (including school sports fields)

Water Efficiency Management Plans will still apply

Commercial nurseries and market gardens

Watering between 5pm-8am on odds and evens system