Water Supply and Sewerage

Residences within the Wentworth, Dareton, Buronga, Gol Gol and Pooncarie townships are supplied with both raw water for outside and garden use, and filtered water for use within the house. 

Residences within the Wentworth, Dareton, Buronga and Gol Gol townships are supplied with sewerage system. 

The Water and Sewer network comprises:

  • Water supply pipe network
  • Water pumping stations
  • Water treatment plants
  • Water storage
  • Sewer reticulation
  • Sewer pump stations
  • Wastewater treatment plants

Water Restrictions

Buronga & Gol Gol townships are now on Stage 1 water restrictions, due to low river levels. There are currently no water restrictions for other areas in Wentworth Shire.

Water Restrictions - Stage 1

PurposeStage 1
1. Gardens and Lawns(1) A garden area must not be watered except by means of:

(a) a manual watering system which operates only as required within the hours of 6.00am and 8.00am and 8.00pm and 10.00pm on alternate days: or

(b) an automatic watering system which operates only as required within the hours of midnight and 4.00am on alternate days.

(2) A lawn area must not be watered except by means of;

(a) a manual watering system which operates only as required within the hours of 6.00am and 8.00am and 8.00pm and 10.00pm on alternate days; or

(b) an automatic watering system which operates only as required within the hours of midnight and 4.00am on alternate days. trigger nozzle, or watering can or bucket filled either by a hand-held hose
2. Public Garden or Lawn(1) A garden area must not be watered except by means of:

(a) a manual watering system which operates
only as required within the hours of 6.00am and 10.00am and 8.00pm and midnight on alternate days.

(b) an automatic watering system which operates only as required within the hours of midnight and 8.00am on alternate days.

(2) A lawn area must not be watered except by means of:

(a) a manual watering system which operates only as required within the hours of 6.00am and 10.00am and 8.00pm and midnight on alternate days; or

(b) an automatic watering system which operates only as required within the hours of midnight and 8.00am on alternate days.

(3) A garden and lawn area may be watered using a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or watering can or bucket filled either by a hand- held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or directly from a tap, at any time.

(4) Despite items (1)-(3) either or both of a garden area and a lawn area may be watered in accordance with a Water Conservation Plan prepared by the operator and approved by the Authority for the purpose of Stage 1 restrictions.
3. Sports Ground(1) An exempt playing surface must not be watered except by:

(a) a manual watering system which operates only as required within the hours of 6.00am and 10.00am and 8.00pm and midnight on alternate days: or

(b) an automatic watering system which operates only as required within the hours of midnight and 8.00am on alternate days.

(2) Any other playing surface must not be watered except by means of:

(a) a manual watering system which operates only as required within the hours of 6.00am and 10.00am and 8.00pm and midnight on alternate days; or

(b) an automatic watering system which operates only as required within the hours of midnight and 8.00am on alternate days.

(3) Any playing surface may be watered using a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or a watering can or bucket filled either by a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or directly from a tap, at any time.

(4) Despite items (1)-(3), a sportsground may be watered in accordance with a Water Conservation Plan, prepared by the operator and approved by the Authority, for the purpose of Stage 1 restrictions.
4. Pond or Lake(1) A new pond or lake must not be filled for the first time except with the written permission of the Authority.

(2) An existing pond or lake must not be filled or topped up except by a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or a watering can or bucket, filled either by a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or directly from a tap.
5. Fountain or Water Feature(1) A fountain or water feature must not be operated unless it recirculates any water used.

(2) A fountain or water feature must not be filled or topped up except by means of a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or a watering can or bucket filled either by a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or directly from a tap.
6. Residentail or Commercial pool or spa(1) A new pool or spa with a capacity of less than 500 litres may be filled by means of either a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or by a watering can or bucket, filled either by a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or directly from a tap.

(2) A new residential or commercial pool or spa with a capacity of between 500 and 2,000 litres may be filled.

(3) A new residential or commercial pool or spa with a capacity of 2,000 litres or more must not be filled for the first time except by means outlined in a Water Conservation Plan approved by the Authority.

(4) An existing residential or commercial pool or spa with a volume equal to or less than 2000L capacity may be filled by means of either a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or by a watering can or bucket, filled either by a hand- held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or directly from a tap (and not by means of a hose).

(5) An existing residential or commercial pool or spa with a capacity of 2000 litres or more must not be filled except in accordance with a Water Conservation Plan, prepared by the owner or occupier and approved by the Authority.

(6) An existing residential or commercial pool or spa must not be topped up except by means of a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or a watering can or bucket, filled either by a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or directly from a tap.
7. Municipal pool or spa(1) A new municipal pool or spa must not be filled for the first time except in accordance with a Water Conservation Plan, prepared by the operator and approved by the Authority.

(2) An existing municipal pool or spa must not be topped up except to the extent and in the manner approved by the Authority in writing.
8. Mobile Spa(1) A mobile spa with a capacity of between 500 and 2,000 litres may be filled.

(2) A mobile spa with a capacity of 2,000 litres or more must not be filled except in accordance with a Water Conservation Plan prepared by the operator and approved by the Authority.