Daylight scheme water restrictions to remain in place over the Christm

Published on 20 December 2022


As the Christmas and New Year period approaches, Goldenfields Water would like to remind customers supplied with water on the Daylight scheme that the current level 3 water restrictions will continue to remain in place over the coming weeks.

The water levels at the Daylight bore field are still too high for staff to access via vehicle.  It’s hoped that the water will recede to an accessible level early in the new year and Goldenfields Water staff will be able to undergo a complete overhaul on the non-operating bore and bring the scheme back to 100% capacity.

Goldenfields Water would like to remind Daylight customers that the possibility of reintroducing level 5 water restrictions is still possible, should customers exceed their usage amounts and/or there is an unforeseen outage with the current single operating bore, level 5 water restrictions will be enforced immediately. 

Staff will continue to monitor usage levels over the Christmas period and we strongly advise all customers on the Daylight scheme to contact the GWCC office to register their mobile number to receive direct updates on the restrictions.  Customers can contact the office before midday Thursday 22nd December on 6977 3200.

A reminder of what the level 3 water restrictions include:

Domestic Use

  • 140 litres/per person/per day
  • Sprinkler and soaker hoses banned
  • Use of handheld hoses or watering cans may only be used between 5.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Filling of swimming pools and spas is banned
  • Washing of motor vehicles must be done bucket washing, trigger hose or pressure cleaners for rinsing

Commercial/Rural use

  • Stock and animal drinking water ONLY
  • Hygiene, schools, childcare centres – trigger hose or pressure cleaner for hygiene cleaning purposes
  • Crop spraying and bulk water usage is banned unless you have called the GWCC office on 6977 3200 (between Monday – Friday, 9am – 4.30pm) and registered for SMS alerts (please note the office will be closed from midday Thursday 22nd December – 9am Monday 9th January 2023).  Crop spraying may be restricted if reservoir levels drop below a critical level of 70%.  Any rural customer who doesn’t abide will have a physical restrictor placed on their meter
  • Construction water use banned

Under the Local Government Act 1993, the maximum penalty that may be applied for a breach of imposed water restrictions is $2,200.

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 137 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, which permits the use of water to be restricted if there is a shortage of supply. This notice has been in effect from 5th December 2022 and will remain in effect until varied by further notice


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