Level 1 Water Restrictions are in effect across the Maitland Local Government Area.
Level 1 water restrictions have been in place since September and Level 2 restrictions are expected to commence in January. Since September Council has been making a number of changes to its water usage. In addition to preparing Water Efficiency Management Plans in conjunction with Hunter Water and continuing to make use of water from Council bores for construction works and park maintenance, Council has altered many of its processes across the organisation to save water.
Council is committed to continuous assessment of its water usage and the identification of further water saving initiatives.
At sporting grounds with existing sub-surface automatic irrigation systems, Council has reduced the amount of water being used. At grounds without irrigation systems, Council will be supplying sporting clubs with trigger nozzles and timers to ensure groups can continue to maintain the grounds and adhere to the restrictions in place. Click here to view more.
At Maitland Aquatic Centre, the Splashpad will continue to operate, but in order to conserve water, operating hours have been significantly reduced in line with peak usage periods. Instead of operating daily, the Splashpad will be open from 10.00am until 5.00pm on weekends and during school holidays.
There are a number of simple changes you can make to conserve water at home, these include:
- Limit showers to four minutes and place a bucket in the shower with you to recycle water for use in your garden
- Repair dripping taps and leaking toilets as soon as they are noticed
- Wash your car with a bucket on your lawn so that your grass benefits
- Water the garden with a trigger nozzle before 10.00am or after 4.00pm and remember that sprinklers cannot be used while Level 1 Water Restrictions are in effect.