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Water Restrictions

The village of Murrumbateman is currently serviced by water drawn from ground water sources and due to occasional supply issues, residents are on Level One water restrictions.

What are level one water restrictions?

Private residences
Sprinklers (these include pop-ups and micro-sprays) or hand held hoses or drippers in accordance with the following schedule:

  • Odd street numbered houses on odd numbered days – 6pm to 9pm in the summer months and 4pm to 7pm in the winter months.
  • Even street numbered houses on even numbered days – 6pm to 9pm in the summer months and 4pm to 7pm in the winter months.
  • Houses only with elderly people are allowed to water between 7am-10am on alternative days.
  • Buckets can be used anytime for essential garden watering only that does not cause pooling or runoff.
  • No hosing of hard surfaces unless cleaning is required as the result of an accident, fire, health hazard or other emergency.
  • Vehicles may be washed on the grassed areas rather than paved surfaces, no more than once per week using:
    A bucket or watering can.
    A hand held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle.
    A high pressure/low volume cleaner.

Private swimming pools

  • Filling and topping up with a hand held hose only.
  • Pool covers are encouraged.

For commercial premises
Same as private usage except there are not restrictions on commercial vehicle wash facilities.

For public places
Parks, ovals and gardens watered at minimum level for sustainability.

Standpipe users
Council’s standpipe will continue to provide a facility for the use of water for residential use, construction and road works within the Yass Valley Local Government Area. However, in line with the NSW Government's priority to allocate water to safeguard essential town water supplies, Council may restrict industry’s access to the reticulated town water supply if it puts our water supplies at risk.

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