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Level 1 Water Restrictions as now in effect in Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra Regions.

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Level 1 Water Restrictions as now in effect in Sydney, Blue  Mountains and Illawarra Regions.

Many Sydney siders are not aware that level 1 water restrictions are now in place, this was effective as at the 1st of June 2019. These restrictions apply to all in the Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra regions.

The NSW Government has implemented this to protect our water supply from drought conditions as dam levels have dropped significantly due to a lack of rain.

What does this mean for you?

If these restrictions are not followed there may be fines of $220 for individuals or $550 for businesses.

There is however a 3 month grace period to give people enough time to take note of the restrictions, this will take effect after 1 September 2019.

If you are a non-residential customer and need to use water outdoors you can apply for an exemption by following this link:
Exemption Permit

Tips on how to minimise your water usage, if we can all do our LITTLE bit it will make a HUGE difference!

• Time your showers and restrict them to 4 minutes
• Turn the tap off when brushing your teeth
• Wait for a full load before using the washing machine / dishwasher
• Use the eco cycles on your washing machine and dishwashers which will limit the time and water on the cycle
• Use unused drink bottle water to water plants or for washing the car

  • Use the half flush button on the toilet when you can

• Look for leaking taps and ensure you have water saving / efficient devices
• Look for any large spikes in your water bill which may indicate a water leak
• If you have any leaks you need attended to we would be more than happy to assist you. You can call us on 1800 273 546

CAN DO & CAN’T DO’S

The information below has been taken directly from Sydney Waters website to give you an idea of what you can and can’t do.

More information on Sydney Waters Website click here: Level 1 Restrictions

 

 CAN DO  CAN’T DO
Watering Lawns and Gardens 
  • Water lawns and gardens with a watering can or bucket
  • Water lawns and gardens by hand held hose before 10 am or after 4 pm, as long as your hose is fitted with a trigger nozzle
  • Water your garden with drip irrigation systems
  • Water lawns and gardens with watering systems with one or more of these features: automated weather adjustment, rain sensor, soil moisture sensor.
  • Water new turf for one week after it’s delivered as long as you follow the instructions provided by the turf supplier
  • Use standard sprinklers and watering systems at any time
  • Leave hoses and taps running unattended
Cleaning vehicles & buildings
  • Wash vehicles and buildings with a bucket, a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or high pressure cleaning equipment
  • Clean garbage bins and bin wash bays using a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or high pressure cleaning equipment
  • Flush boat engines
  • Clean bilges and essential safety components on boat trailers such as brakes and wheels using a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or high pressure cleaning equipment
  • Wash vehicles and buildings with a hose that isn’t fitted with a trigger nozzle or high pressure cleaning equipment
  •  Leave hoses and taps running unattended
Filling pools and spas
  • Top up an existing pool or spa to replace water lost through evaporation
  • Fill a new or renovated pool with a capacity less than10,000 litres without a permit
  • Fill a new or renovated pool or spa with a capacity greater than 10,000 litres unless you have a pool cover and permit from your pool supplier
Cleaning hard surfaces (paths & driveways)
  • Spot clean hard surfaces for health, safety or emergency reasons only using a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or high pressure cleaning equipment
  • Clean hard surfaces such as paths, driveways and paved areas with a hose as part of general cleaning
  • Leave hoses and taps running unattended

If you have any leaking taps, shower heads, leaking water pipes or would like water saving devices installed we would be more than happy to assist you. Feel free to contact our office on 1800 273 546 or visit our website on www.aquaking.com.au

If we all make some small changes to our daily routines and make a conscious effort to save our precious resource water, these will result in a positive outcome.

Have a great day!

Happy Water Saving.

The Aqua King Team

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