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Level 1 water restrictions expected for Greater Sydney

Published: 19 February 2020
Water restrictions across Greater Sydney are expected to be relaxed to Level 1 from 1 March 2020.
Watering the garden with garden hose

The current Level 2 water restrictions are expected to be relaxed as Sydney Dam levels reach 80% following the recent heavy rainfall.

Under Level 1 water restrictions, Greater Sydney residents and businesses are not allowed to:

  • leave hoses running unattended
  • wash vehicles or buildings without a fitted hose with trigger nozzle
  • use sprinklers or watering systems at any time.

Fines of $220 will apply for residents and $550 for businesses who do not follow Level 1 restrictions. Exemptions will be available for non-residential customers with outdoor water use as their core business.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said Level 2 water restrictions will remain in place until 1 March 2020 to reduce the demand on the water supply network and ensure water quality remains high.

“A number of initiatives are in place to ensure the water is safe for use, including extensive testing, filtration and nets to catch debris, but we are allowing an extra two weeks purely as a precautionary measure,” said Mrs Pavey.

Learn more current water restrictions at Love Water Sydney.

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