News

Level 2 Restrictions Apply from 10 December

Source: Sydney Water
Posted: 10 Dec 2019
You can use watering cans before 10 am and after 4 pm. You can't use a standard sprinkler, soaker hose, weeping hose, mist sprayer, tap timer or watering system outside specific watering times.
Water restrictions target outdoor water use, but there are some indoor water uses that are subject to restrictions, such as filling indoor swimming pools and water features, and operating car wash businesses in shopping centre car parks.

The biggest changes

  1. You can only use a watering can or bucket to water your garden before 10 am and after 4 pm.
  2. You can only use drip irrigation or smart watering systems for a maximum of 15 mins a day per watering zone, before 10 am and after 4 pm.
  3. You can only top up an existing pool or spa, using a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, watering can or bucket for a maximum of 15 minutes a day. You can only do this to replace water lost through evaporation, not to replace water deliberately removed from the pool or spa.
  4. You can only wash your vehicles with a bucket and sponge.
  5. You need a permit to fill new or renovated pools and spas that hold more than 500 L.

Using drinking water for firefighting, testing and related activities is not restricted.

Find out about special exemptions for residential customers at the Sydney Water website.

The restrictions apply to everyone in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra. This includes all residents and businesses.

Image by Karolina Grabowska & Pezibear from Pixabay

You can't use drinking water to fill or top up your new or existing pond, lake, fountain, or other water feature.
 
Soil Wealth / Integrated Crop Protection Soil Wealth / Integrated Crop Protection Soil Wealth / Integrated Crop Protection Soil Wealth / Integrated Crop Protection

Recent News

Blak Markets Festival
Blak Markets Festival
Our Blak Markets will kick off the year back on Bare Island on Sunday...
Blue Mountains - Plenty to See and Do Post-Bushfires
Blue Mountains - Plenty to See and Do Post-Bushfires
The Blue Mountains region has prepared a jam-packed calendar of festivals...
Further Donations Needed for Local Bush Fire Relief Fund
Further Donations Needed for Local Bush Fire Relief Fund
The Blue Mountains Bush Fire Mayoral Relief Fund advisory committee elected...
Blue Mountains Mayor Urges Visitors to Return as Council Prepares Local Economy Recovery Program
Blue Mountains Mayor Urges Visitors to Return as Council Prepares Local Economy Recovery Program
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill is urging visitors to return to th...
Tennis Australia Launches Social Tennis with a Twist to Get More Adults on Court
Tennis Australia Launches Social Tennis with a Twist to Get More Adults on Court
Tennis Australia has launched Open Court Sessions, a new social tennis...

What's New

Residential Design you can AFFORD!
Residential Design you can AFFORD!
Adding Design Practique Enquire now for any floor additions, granny flats, garages, studios, new homes, holiday homes, project management.
All in One Day! Blue Mountains Day Tour
All in One Day! Blue Mountains Day Tour
FJ Tours Relax...we do it all for you! Blue Mountains Tours daily from Sydney! Jenolan Caves Tours Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday!
A Magical, Must-See Destination!
A Magical, Must-See Destination!
Jenolan Caves Jenolan Caves are the most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia. Open every day.
River Accommodation at Wisemans Ferry
River Accommodation at Wisemans Ferry
Del Rio Riverside Resort Set on 3kms of beautiful Hawkesbury River frontage at Wisemans Ferry surrounded by a majestic mountainous backdrop.
Section menu

Have You Visited

Announcement
All in One Day! Blue Mountains Day TourRelax...we do it all for you! Blue Mountains Tours daily from Sydney! Jenolan Caves Tours Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday!View FJ Tours »