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When to turn off the tap
Summer’s coming and gardens are getting dry, so it’s time to get up-to-date on the water restrictions. You’re the plumber, after all, and your customers will expect you to know. Like everything else in Australia, the restrictions vary from state to state. (Which is hardly surprising, since climate and rainfall do as well.) Here’s a brief overview of the restrictions in each state, and where to find out more.
|State||Restriction in place||Further info|
Currently in place in ACT
|NSW||Water Wise Rules
These new rules are permanent
water saving measures.
|South Easy Qld||Medium Level (Target 200)
Currently apply to Brisbane City, Ipswich City, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Logan City, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Somerset Regional Council.
|Sunshine Coast, Redlands, Scenic Rim||To commence on 1/12/2009||www.qwc.qld.gov.au/
|NT||No water restrictions in place|
|Tas||No water restrictions in place|
|Vic (Metro)||Stage 3a||www.ourwater.vic.gov.au/|
(but does vary in some areas)
Restriction Details and Updates
As you can see in the table above water restrictions differ from state to state. They can also change at anytime, depending on rainfall and storage levels, so we’d recommend that you regularly visit the website relevant to you (or you can go to www.savewater.com.au) to ensure you’re always on top of things.