Current water shutdown notices
Current Boil, Conserve and Full Water Restriction notices
What are conserve water notices?
We issue conserve water notices when there has been low rainfall, extreme weather events or for other reasons, such as when work is being done on the supply network. Even when there aren't notices issued, it is a good idea to conserve water at all times.
What we would like you to do:
- Please don't wash your cars and boats.
- Please don't refill your swimming pool.
- Please ensure all taps are turned off thoroughly to avoid any dripping.
- Please don't water your lawns and garden but if you need to water your vegetable garden, please do it with a hand-held hose.
- Please put a plug in the sink when washing your dishes and vegetables.
- Please run your washing machine and dishwasher when it is fully loaded.
- Please turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or shaving.
- All commercial users are requested to minimise usage.
What are boil water notices?
You may need to boil drinking water (and water used for preparing food and brushing teeth) if you are on a rural water supply either temporarily, or on an ongoing basis:
Temporary boil water notices may be needed due to contamination of the water supply during a one-off event, such as heavy rainfall or flooding.
Long-term boil water notices are for untreated supplies and are needed until they are upgraded to meet the Government's Drinking Water Standards.
For information on how to boil water for drinking - please visit Environmental Protection Agency website.
About rural supplies
The intake pumps for rural supplies (which are restricted) sometimes need to be turned off. This usually happens after there has been heavy, prolonged rainfall and the water source becomes dirty or silted up.
The Council does this to protect the supply from damage and contamination. In these cases, a Conserve Water notice will be placed on this page, and on local radio.
Flush your taps!
Some pipes and taps can accumulate small traces of metal if left unused for a few hours. We recommend you flush a cup full from your drinking-water tap each morning before use.