As dry as a bone

Water restrictions will change the way you can water your gardens and lawns.

WATER restrictions will be enforced in Sydney this Saturday for the first time in a decade, with Greater Sydney experiencing drought and the lowest inflows into dams since the 1940s. Water restrictions are enforceable and penalties apply, with some exemptions available for non-residential customers.

Water restrictions hit

SYDNEY will have its first water restrictions imposed in almost a decade from this Saturday to help stem a rapid decline in the city’s reservoirs.

Water restrictions you must abide by:

• Your hose must have a trigger nozzle or wand with an instant on-off mechanism; water garden only before 10am or after 4pm.

• The use of sprinklers and watering systems is not permitted, except for drip irrigation systems or automated watering systems.

• You can’t leave a hose unattended, unless you are topping up a pool.

• Hosing hard surfaces like paths and driveways is not permitted. However, you can always spot clean areas for health and safety reasons.

• You can only wash vehicles, boats and buildings with a bucket, a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle.

• You will need a permit to fill a new or renovated pool greater than 10,000 litres and have a pool cover that is endorsed by the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Australia. 

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