Information about Water Restrictions Sydney. Full description coming soon.
The following water sources are not affected by water restrictions. However, many of these water sources have other controls on how they can be used and it's still important to use all water wisely. What's excluded from the water restrictions? Recycled water (supplied in some parts of Sydney from purple pipes).\r\nWater restrictions limit how and when we use drinking water outdoors and help reduce demand when we’re not getting enough rain. With the drought getting worse, severe water restrictions are in place. Level 2 water restrictions apply to everyone in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra. This includes both residents and businesses.\r\nBusinesses who use outdoor water will need to apply for an exemption. If a business received a permit under the previous level of restrictions, they’ll need to contact Sydney Water to confirm it’s still valid. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said we would usually expected to have Level 2 water restrictions come into effect when dam levels reach 40%.\r\nSydney’s hit with Stage 2 water restrictions as dam level drop. Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra have just embraced Stage 2 water restrictions limited use in the garden but worse is on the way - and sooner than expected.\r\nSydney Water Restrictions (2019–present) Level 1 Restrictions: In late May 2019, it was announced that Sydney Water will be reinstating Level 1 water restrictions throughout the greater Sydney area. These restrictions began on 1 June 2019, as a result of an extremely dry year.\r\nYour application for a water restriction exemption has been received. We’ve received your request for an exemption from the current water restrictions. We expect to process applications within 30 days. We'll contact you if there's a problem or we need more information to assess your request for a water restrictions exemption.\r\nThe restrictions have been introduced by the NSW Government to protect Sydney’s water supply from drought conditions. Under the Level 1 water restrictions residents and businesses are not able to: use standard sprinklers and watering systems at any time; leave hoses running unattended\r\nLevel 2 water restrictions are now in place. More than 85% of Greater Sydney’s water supply relies on rain. This means that our water is in short supply during prolonged droughts. Water restrictions limit how and when we use drinking water outdoors and help reduce demand when we’re not getting enough rain.\r\nDam levels in greater Sydney were sitting at 53.5 per cent on Tuesday. “With the lack of rain, with the lowest inflows into Sydney’s water storages since 1940, the government’s come to the decision that it is best to come into water restrictions,” Ms Pavey told reporters.\r\n