We are now in Level 1 restrictions

Due to increased dam levels, we've eased restrictions back to Level 1. It’s still too early to tell if the recent rain is just temporary relief from drought or a sign that things are improving, but we need to always remember that water is our most precious resource.

The restrictions apply to everyone in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra. This includes all residents and businesses.

Please remember, we all still need to do our bit to save water.

Level 1 restrictions
Be a part of the solution
or face a $220 fine
Level 1 water restrictions apply to everyone in Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains and the Illawarra.
Learn how you can play your part to save water.
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Gardens

You can only water your garden with a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a watering can or a bucket before 10 am and after 4 pm.

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Sprinklers

You can't use standard sprinklers or watering systems.

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Hoses

You can't leave hoses unattended.

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Hosing of hard surfaces

You can’t hose hard surfaces, unless there is an emergency or for health and safety reasons.

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Washing your car

You can wash your car with a bucket and sponge, a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, high pressure water cleaning equipment or at a commercial car wash.

The solution is in all our hands. Share the water restrictions with your family and friends below.

Be part of the solution

Raise awareness by sharing these water restrictions with your networks.

Together, we can all be a part of the solution to save water.

For more information visit Sydney Water restrictions

$220 fines are now in place

Do your bit to save water or you could face a fine of $220. If you see someone deliberately misusing water, you can make a report ​here.

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