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Information about the work of  Orange City Council, located in the Central West of NSW

It's important for the Orange community to use water responsibly.

To help manage water-use for the community, Orange City Council has Water Restrictions in place.

Currently Level 2 restrictions are in place.

This means gardens and lawns can be watered for 3 hours in the mornings and 3 hours in the late afternoon.

Currently the watering times are:

  • between 7:00 and 10:00 in the morning and
  • between 4:00 and 7:00 in the evenings, every other day, under the odds and evens system.
  • (Daylight savings times : 6am - 9am and 6pm - 9pm)

If you’re washing your car at home, please park it on the lawn, wash it with a bucket and then rinse it off with a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle.

A more detailed outline of Level 2 Restrictions can be found in this Level 2 Water Restrictions fact sheet.

During the warmer months of Daylight Saving, the times when watering can happen are adjusted for the convenience of residents.

The level of the water restrictions is based on the current capacity of Orange's Water Supply dams. It's designed to have an effect on the average amount of water each Orange resident is using this week.

Applying for an exemption from water restrictions :

Businesses and residents can also apply for an exemption from the Water Restrictions regulations, by applying with an application form.

More Information :

Orange City Council has also established the 'Orange Water Security' site as a 'one-stop shop' , a source of information about :

  • water security,
  • what capital works projects are planned and
  • how demand management is being handled.

Click here to visit the Orange Water Security siteAt this site you can find tips on water-saving in the home and workplace.

The SaveWater website also contains a range of interesting and engaging content about ways to savewater.