Water Restrictions Information

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Do Your Part – Be Water Smart

Council is committed to working with the Bathurst community to preserve our precious water resources. By being water wise, we can all help make our water supply more available for those times when it is really needed – like during droughts and hot summers.

The Current Situation – Water Restrictions

As of Monday 26 November 2018 Level 3 or High water restrictions are now in place. This is a necessary and precautionary measure to ensure that the drinking water supply for the Bathurst Region can be preserved for as long as possible, given the low levels of rainfall which have been received in the Bathurst Region in recent times. For more information about how water should be used under High Level restrictions please click on the High Level Water Restrictions Information sheetOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader.

The Future Situation – Water Restrictions

Extreme water restrictions will commence on Monday 14 October 2019, and in order to ensure that residents and visitors are aware of how water can be used under this level of restrictions, Council will be undertaking an intensive education campaign commencing with a letter box drop.

Non-Residential Water Restriction Exemptions

From 26 November 2018, Level 3 or High-level water restrictions will apply to all properties which are connected to the drinking water supply across the Bathurst Region.

Non-residential water consumers have an important role to play in conserving Bathurst’s water and reducing the likelihood that greater restrictions will be introduced.  However, there may be unusual or extenuating circumstances whereby businesses, organisations and institutions are unable to comply with the high water restrictions as identified on this page.

The flowchart located hereOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader demonstrates the process by which an organisation may assess whether they can comply with water restrictions and if not follow the process identified to request an exemption and/or complete a Water Efficiency Plan (WEP).

To complete a non-residential water restriction exemption application please click hereOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader for the electronic Form and hereOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader for a PDF version.

To complete a non-residential water efficiency plan (WEP) please click hereOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader for the electronic Form and hereOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader for a PDF version and submit to Council via email

For more information regarding non-residential water consumption and the process around gaining an exemption please phone Council on 6333 6100.