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Water Restrictions now apply to the entire Munucipality

There continues to be little rainfall in most of the state with some areas recording the lowest rainfall on record. Given the below average rainfall received and the current forecasts, restrictions are now in place for the majority of the state.

Water restrictions announced on 20 January 2020 will be in place until 31 March 2020.

Water Restrictions now apply to the entire Municipality from 20th January 2020 and will remain in place until the 31st March 2020.

Stage 2 Water Restrictions apply to Oatlands and Stage 1 Water Restrictions now apply to the balance of the Municipality.

What do stage 1 water restrictions mean?

The aim of Stage 1 restrictions is to reduce non-essential water usage by 20 per cent. This can be achieved through sensible water use and minimising outdoor water use.

Residential, public and commercial gardens and lawns Garden and lawn watering is allowed on any day during the following times:
Watering of sports grounds is allowed on any day during the following times:
• Manual* watering systems are only to be used between the hours of 6am - 8am, and 8pm - 10pm
• Automatic** watering systems are only to be used between the hours of midnight and 4am
• Handheld hoses with a trigger nozzle, buckets or watering cans may be used at any time

Sporting grounds
• Manual* watering systems are only to be used between the hours of 6am - 8am, and 8pm - 10pm
• Automatic** watering systems are only to be used between the hours of 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 with a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or with high pressure cleaning equipment is permitted
• For construction, 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 at any time

Washing vehicles
• A bucket, high-pressure cleaning device or commercial car wash may be used at any time
• A handheld hose fitted with a trigger nozzle may be used for pre-rinsing and rinsing at home

Residential or commercial pools and spas
• Topping up of pools and spas only using a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a bucket, watering can or auto-device
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 hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a bucket or automatic water top-up device 
• More than 2,000 litres: may only be refilled, or filled for the first time when the property owner has an approved Exemption – swimming pool or spa filling from TasWater 


*Manual watering systems are those that physically require a tap to be turned on, this includes taps with shut off timers
**Automatic watering systems are any systems that include electronic control units

What do stage 2 water restrictions mean?

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

Residential, public and commercial gardens and lawns
Garden watering is restricted to allocated days *** during the following times:
• Manual watering systems: 6am - 8am, and 8pm - 10pm*
• Automatic watering systems: 12am - 4am**
• Handheld hoses with a trigger nozzle, a bucket or watering cans: may be used at any time
• Watering of lawns is not permitted at any time

Sporting grounds
Watering of sports grounds is restricted to allocated*** days during the following times:
• Manual watering systems: 6am - 8am, 8pm and 10pm*
• Automatic watering systems: 12am and 4am**
• Handheld hoses with a trigger nozzle, a bucket or watering can be used at any time

Paving, concrete and other hard surfaces
• Spot cleaning for safety, health, animal welfare or emergency reasons with a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or with high pressure cleaning equipment is permitted
• For construction, 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 at any time

Washing vehicles
• A bucket, high pressure cleaning device or commercial car wash can be used at any time
• A handheld hose fitted with a trigger is not permitted for pre-rinsing and rinsing at home

Residential or commercial pools and spas
• Emptying and refilling existing pools, and filling new pools and spas: -
• Up to 2,000 litres: may only be refilled, or filled for the first time, using a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a bucket or automatic water top-up device
• More than 2,000 litres may only be refilled, or filled for the first time when the property owner has an approved Exemption – swimming pool or spa filling from TasWater
• Topping up pools and spas: -
• may only be topped up using a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a bucket, or automatic water top-up device for a maximum of 15 minutes per day only to replace water lost through evaporation, not removed for other purposes 


*Manual watering systems are those that physically require a tap to be turned on, this includes taps with shut off timers
**Automatic watering systems are any systems that include electronic control units
*** Allocated days:
Odd-numbered properties may water on odd dates for example the 1st, 3rd, 5th and so on
Even and no-numbered properties may water on even dates for example the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and so on;
All properties may water on the 31st of any month or the 29th of February

For further details, please Click Here and you will be redirected to TasWater Water Restriction Page

Posted Monday, 20 January 2020, 8.00am


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