Water Restrictions

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.

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Barwon Water
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Hand-held hoses

- All hand-held hoses must be fitted with trigger nozzles and be free of leaks.

Public gardens and lawns

- Public gardens and lawns may only be watered using:

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

-- watering system with tain or soil moisture sensor between 6pm and 10am on any day

-- in accordance with an approved Water Use Plan

The Permanent Water Saving Plan is a set of common sense rules that apply every day of the year to conserve water now and for the future.

Gardens and lawns

- You can water your garden and lawn with a hand-held hose (fitted with a trigger nozzle), watering can, or bucket at any time on any day.

- You can also use a watering system 6 pm — 10 am, any day.

Fountains and water features

- Fountains and water features can be used, provided they recirculate water.

Paved areas and hard surfaces

- You may use water to clean driveways, paths, timber decking, concrete or other hard surfaces, only:

-- if required as a result of an accident or fire

-- there is a health or safety hazard

-- if staining has developed (once a year)

-- during construction or renovation.

- Use a high-pressure water cleaner if available. Otherwise, a hand-held hose or bucket may be used.

For more information please see: http://www.barwonwater.vic.gov.au/residential/restrictions/permanent-water-saving-plan/faq