Australians can get a fine from $ 550 for watering their own gardens, because dams have reached the lowest levels since the 1940s
- Residents receive fines of up to $ 220 for watering their own gardens and lawns
- Level 1 water restrictions were introduced on 1 June with a grace period
- That grace period ends on Sunday and residents must adhere to restrictions
- The move is due to droughts and lower water levels in dams in New South Wales
Residents may be fined for watering their own gardens after low water levels led to strict water restrictions.
Level one water restrictions entered into force on 1 June due to the drought in New South Wales.
According to the Metropolitan Water Plan, residents of New South Wales may only water their lawn or garden before 10 am or after 4 pm when there is a level 1 water restriction.
According to the Metropolitan Water Plan, residents of New South Wales are only allowed to water their lawn or garden before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. and receive a fine if they ignore the time frame
If a resident is caught water outside of those hours, he can be fined up to $ 220 for individuals and $ 550 for companies.
A grace period of three months was also set when water restrictions were applied, but that ends on Sunday.
Minister of Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said that due to the drought in New South Wales the influx of dams has been delayed.
& # 39; Greater Sydney is experiencing drought. "We see some of the lowest inflows in our dams since the 1940s, so it is vital that we take early and decisive action," Mrs. Pavey said.
& # 39; Regional NSW has experienced a record drought. Water restrictions in Sydney mean that households throughout NSW are doing their bit to save water. & # 39;
However, residents who have just laid new grass will receive a one-week concession period to water the grass as required, but sprinklers, whips, or crane timers.
Minister of Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said that due to drought in New South Wales the influx of dams has been delayed
The use of sprinklers, irrigation systems or hoses for watering lawns, gardens or other vegetation is limited at all times.
Just like snaking house surfaces, leaving hoses or taps unattended and filling new or renovated swimming pools larger than 10,000 liters without a Sydney Water permit.
A full list of exceptions under the Metropolitan Water Plan can be found at Sydney Water website.
WHEN YOU CAN WATER LAWS AND GARDENS
- Before 10 am & # 39; in the morning or after 4 pm & # 39; in the afternoon using a portable hose with a trigger nozzle,
- Between 10 am and 4 pm with a watering can or bucket
- Always with drip irrigation systems
- Always with watering systems with automatic weather adjustment, rain sensor, soil moisture sensor.
Source: Sydney Water
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