Stage 1 water restrictions

Stage 1
Use a trigger nozzle on your hose
No sprinklers at home

Stage 1 residential water restrictions mean you must use a trigger nozzle on your hose. Sprinklers are off limits.

At home

What this means for residents on the metropolitan network

  • You can use a hose as long as it is fitted with a trigger nozzle and is attended. This includes water blasting devices
  • Sprinklers and home irrigation systems are not allowed.

Water restrictions only apply to customers on the metropolitan network. Click here to see the map.

Stage 1 commercial water restrictions mean you can use a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle and water sports fields using an irrigation system fitted with soil moisture and rain sensors

At work

What this means for commercial water users on the metropolitan network

  • You can use a hand-held hose as long as it’s fitted with a trigger nozzle
  • You can use a regular hose for health, safety and biosecurity reasons
  • You can operate a car wash
  • You can water fields, plants and paddocks using irrigation systems as long as they are fitted with soil moisture or rain sensors.
Water restrictions only apply to customers on the metropolitan network. Click here to see the map.
 

Got questions?

Our FAQs should cover off most of your queries.

General water restriction FAQs

Residential water restriction FAQs

Commercial water restriction FAQs

If you have any other questions about restrictions, please email [email protected]

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