Water Restrictions

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Level 1

Agency name:
Coffs Harbour City Council
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Description summary:

DOMESTIC: Sprinklers and unattended hoses are banned between 8.00am and 4.00pm. Building maintenance allowed with trigger nozzle hoses or pressure cleaners. Hoses can only be used to wash driveways, paved areas and roofs for health or safety reasons. Pressure cleaners are allowed. Car washing is allowed providing, where practical, the runoff is onto a lawn and not down the drain. Boats, Boat Motors and Trailer used in salt water environments: No restriction. Swimming Pools-Private: Filling of pools permitted. Washing of driveways, paved areas, buildings and roofs: Building maintenance allowed with trigger nozzels hoses or, preasure cleaners. Driveways etc only for health or safety reasons, preasure cleaners allowed.

BUSINESS COMMERCIAL: Public Gardens: Sprinklers and Fixed/Unattended hoses allowed outside 8:00 am to 4:00 pm application for alternate times. Sports Grounds: Sprinklers and Fixed/Unattended hoses allowed outside 8:00 am to 4:00 pm application for alternate times. Beach Showers: No restrictions. Market Gardens, Orchards, Nurseries and Commercial Flower Gardens: Sprinklers and Fixed/Unattended hoses allowed outside 8:00 am to 4:00 pm application for alternate times. Washing Motor Vehicles: No restriction. Washing of: Buses, Taxis, Food Transport, Ambulances and Garbage Vehicles: No restriction. Brick Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Car Detailing and Underboring: No restriction. Building: No restriction. New Turf: Sprinkler allowed for 1 day while laying - then as per domestic times. Paved public areas, where food is prepared or consumed, or for health reasons: No restriction. Water Cartage: Potable Supply: No restriction - private carriers must be registered. Auto Flush Urinals: On Timers: Banned. On Demand: OK. Hotels, Motels, Resorts etc. Topping up of pools allowed.

INDUSTRIAL: Ready Mix Concrete and others: No restriction.