Sydney Water Restrictions. What You Need To Know
- William Demirdonder
- Dec 02, 2019
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- 15-minute read
In December 2019, NSW is facing a particularly bad period of drought. This is expected to continue to worse in the coming months as temperatures increase and rainfall continues to be an issue. Total water storage across Greater Sydney is currently at around 44.5%. While the extended sunny days and warm temperatures may seem like a gift, in truth the region is also experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record. Two years on and the drought in rural New South Wales and Greater Sydney shows no sign of slowing down. In order to control the situation, there are now water restrictions in place across all Sydney suburbs.
Level 2 Water Restrictions are designed to help minimise the use of water for activities that are deemed non-essential. Water restrictions apply to a number of activities, however, the most common ones that you need to be aware of are watering lawns and gardens, outdoor use of hoses on concrete or hard surfaces as well as activities like washing your cash or filling up swimming pools or water features.
These restrictions mostly apply to using hoses outdoors for a variety of uses. As a resident in Sydney, you are currently restricted from:
The restrictions apply to everyone in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra. This includes all residents and businesses. If we all do our bit and save a little, together we’ll make a big difference.
Sydney Water has provided a number of tips to help you reduce your water consumption over the summer. Some of these tips include:
It’s hard to know or give a definite timeline but its expected conditions will only get worse in the coming months. In fact, NSW’s Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey has said she expects level three water restrictions will have to be put in place by March 2020 if conditions continue to worsen.
Fines for not following Sydney Water Restrictions (including current restrictions) range from $220–550 depending on whether you are an individual or a business. Sydney Water Inspectors are driving around the suburbs all day, and if they spot you doing the wrong thing you can almost be sure they will issue you with a fine. The best thing to do is follow the guidelines. Minimise outdoor use of drinking water as much as possible.
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