Level three water restrictions will come into effect in the Hervey Bay City Council area from Friday.
Under the new restrictions the use of garden irrigation systems will be banned. The use of sprinklers and soaker hoses will also be banned along with the hosing of driveways and paved areas.
Hand-held hosing will be banned between the hours of 8am and 4pm except for washing vehicles and boats.
The current dry weather conditions and water levelsÂ are particularly worrying because winter is traditionally the dry season here in Hervey Bay while February is usually our wettest month.