Water restrictions

Learn about water restrictions and how you can save water.

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Check your area

For Sydney, Blue Mountains and the Illawarra customers

Water Wise Guidelines apply from 1 December

The NSW Government has announced that Water Wise Guidelines have replaced Level 1 water restrictions and apply to everyone in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra. This includes all residents and businesses.

The restrictions have eased, but let’s stay water wise.

For rural and regional 

Your local council can advise about water restrictions in your area and what you can and cannot do under those restrictions.

For Lower Hunter customers

Smart Water Choices now apply

Smart Water Choices apply to all properties connected to Hunter Water's water supply network in the areas of Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Dungog and small parts of Singleton.

Tips to reduce water use

Saving water is something you, your school, business or community can do to help support drought relief in NSW.

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