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Mortlake

Agency name:
Wannon Water
Area web address:
Area description:

This is the description for the Mortlake area managed and maintained by Wannon Water.


Current Restriction

Restriction name:
PWSR
Restriction type:
Permanent
Start date:
01/01/2000
End date:
N/A
Restriction web address:
Description summary:

Permanent Water Saving Measures
• Water from a hand-held hose must not be used for any purpose (whether or not the use is subject to a permanent water saving rule) at any time unless the hose:

- is fitted with a trigger nozzle; and

- is leak-free.
• A residential or commercial garden or lawn area cannot be watered except:

- with a hand-held hose, bucket or watering can at any time; or

- by means of a watering system between the hours of 6pm and 10am on any day.
• A public garden or lawn area or a playing surface cannot be watered except:

- with a hand-held hose, bucket or watering can at any time; or

- by means of a watering system fitted with a rain or soil moisture sensor between the hours of 6pm and 10am on any day; or

- in accordance with an approved Water Use Plan.
• Water cannot be used in a fountain or a water feature unless the fountain or water feature recirculates the water.
• Water cannot be used to clean hard surfaces (including driveways, paths, concrete, tiles, timber decking) except:

- where cleaning is required as a result of an accident, fire, health hazard, safety hazard or other emergency; or

- if staining to the surface has developed and then only once a season; or

- in the course of construction or renovation,

and then only by means of:

* a high pressure water cleaning device; or

* if such a device is not available, a hand-held hose or a bucket.