The Bureau of Meteorology’s Water Restrictions website provides access to current water restrictions information for the whole of Australia. Water restrictions information can be searched by State or Territory, water agency and restriction name. Water restriction names and rules vary throughout Australia due to local requirements.
Water Wise Initatives
Watering with sprinklers and irrigation systems is allowed any day before 10am and after 4pm thereby avoiding watering in the heat of the day
All hand hoses must have a trigger nozzles and watering using hand held hoses should be avoided between 10am and 4pm
Instead of hosing hard surfaces, use a broom to clean up leaves, grass clippings, dirt, dust or general litter on paths or driveways
Washing vehicles is allowed however wash on your lawn wherever possible. This helps to water your lawn and also avoids adding to stormwater pollution.
The Water Wise Initiatives are applicable to all Southern Highlands residents.
Council has relaxed the existing water restrictions to enable the water wise inititaives. However, if local dam storage levels drop below 75 per cent capacity, Council will look at reintroducing some restrictive measures.
Recycled water, bore water and water used for testing fire systems, fire fighting and related activities are exempt from the Water Wise Initiatives.