Efficient Irrigation in South-East Queensland

 Under Permanent Water Conservation Measures, you can water your garden and lawn with an efficient hose, sprinkler, or irrigation system – but not from 10am to 4pm or on Mondays.

Watering your garden and lawn with town water

  • NO WATERING FROM 10AM – 4PM OR ON MONDAYS
  • Follow the efficient irrigation guidelines
HoseOnly use with a trigger or twist nozzle
SprinklersUse only:

  • if it emits less than 9 litres a minute
  • with a timer
  • for up to 30 minutes
Irrigation systems (drippers, micro-sprayers, pop-up sprinklers, drip lines)Use only:

  • if it emits less than 9 litres a minute
  • with a timer (electronic timers must be used with either a rain or moisture sensor)

Use other equipment if approved by a certified irrigation professional

Buckets and watering cansUse at anytime

Gardening tips:

  • ensure soil is dry enough to warrant watering (so no need to water after rainfall)
  • stop water from falling on buildings or hard surfaces
  • don’t water in windy conditions
  • mulch gardens to reduce evaporation
  • calculate garden water needs
  • don’t allow water to pond, pool or run off.