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Public notice

Date listed: 24/3/2020

Stage 2 water restrictions - Various locations

The following areas will be on Stage 2 water restrictions from

Monday, 20 January 2020 until Tuesday, 31 March 2020.

Commencing in Gawler, Ulverstone, Oatlands, Swansea, Orford and

Triabunna

Increasing from Stage 1 to Stage 2 in Bridport

The aim of Stage 2 restrictions is to reduce non-essential outdoor water usage by 50 per cent.

These restrictions will apply unless an exemption is granted.

The following rules apply to Stage 2 restrictions:

Residential, public and commercial gardens and lawns

Garden watering is allowed on allocated* days during the following times:

• Manual watering systems are only to be used from 6am to 8am, and 8pm to 10pm

• Automatic watering systems are only to be used between midnight and 4am

• Handheld hoses with a trigger nozzle, buckets or watering cans may be used at any time

• Watering of lawns is not permitted at any time

Sports grounds

Watering of sports grounds is allowed on allocated* days during the following times:

• Manual watering systems are only to be used from 6am to 8am, and 8pm to 10pm

• Automatic watering systems are only to be used between midnight and 4am

• Handheld hoses with a trigger nozzle, buckets or watering cans may be used at any time

Paving, concrete and other hard surfaces

• Spot cleaning for safety, health, animal welfare or emergency reasons is permitted with

high pressure cleaning equipment or a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle

• Water use for construction when; using water for dust or pollutant suppression, or earth

compaction by means of a hose fitted with a flow cut-off device or a vehicle fitted with

sprinklers is permitted

• Hosing for general cleaning of hard surfaces such as paths, driveways and paved areas is

not permitted

Washing vehicles

• A bucket, high pressure cleaning device or commercial car wash may be used at any time

• A handheld hose is not permitted for pre-rinsing and rinsing at home

Residential or commercial pools or spas

• Emptying and refilling existing pools and spas, and filling new pools and spas

- up to 2,000 litres may only be refilled, or filled for the first time using a bucket,

automatic water top up device or a handheld hose fitted with a trigger nozzle on

allocated* days

- more than 2,000 litres may only be refilled, or filled for the first time when the

property owner has an approved exemption from TasWater

• Topping up pools and spas may be done using a bucket, watering can, automatic water

top up device or a handheld hose fitted with a trigger nozzle for a maximum of 15 minutes

per day and

 

only to replace water lost through evaporation

Exemptions

Complete or partial exemptions from any level of water restriction may be requested. Apply to

TasWater at

 

enquiries@taswater.com.au or by calling 13 6992.

*Allocated days

• Even and no-numbered properties are allocated to even dates for example the 2nd, 4th,

6th, and so on

• Odd-numbered properties are allocated to odd dates for example the 1st, 3rd, 5th and so on

• All properties may water on the 31st of any month or the 29th of February

 

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