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Bridport

Agency name:
TasWater
Area web address:
Area description:

Stage 1 Water Restriction is in force for Bridport from Tuesday 20 December 2016 until Sunday 30 April 2017. Restrictions are intended to encourage sensible water use and prevent inefficient water practices by reducing non-essential use of water by approximately 20%, with a focus on minimising unnecessary outdoor water consumption. Further details can be found on our water conservation website.


Current Restriction

Restriction name:
Stage 2
Restriction type:
Temporary
Start date:
01/01/2020
End date:
Restriction web address:
Description summary:

The aim of Stage 2 restrictions is to reduce non-essential water usage by 50 per cent. This is achieved through only watering on allocated*** days, and not watering lawns.

Residential, public and commercial gardens and lawns

Garden watering is restricted to allocated days during the following times:

- Manual* watering systems are only to be used on gardens between the hours of 6am - 8am, and between the hours of 8pm - 10pm

- Automatic** watering systems are only to be used on gardens between midnight and 4am

- Handheld hoses with a trigger nozzle, a bucket or watering can 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 can only be used between the hours of 6am and 8am and between the hours of 8pm and 10pm

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

- Handheld hoses with a trigger nozzle, a bucket or watering can are able to be used at any time

*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

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