Please don’t forget we have water restrictions in force. Despite the recent heavy rains, our request to limit use of sprinklers remains.
The use of garden sprinklers is limited to alternate days. That’s even numbered houses on even days, odd numbered houses on odd days.
Restrictions help manage the water supply to ensure there is enough for everyone, to help with the community’s reaction to climate change, and ensure supplies are available for firefighting.
You may see some of the following measures over summer:
Sprinklers on alternate days
Sprinklers may be used on alternate days. This means odd numbered houses on odd days, even numbered houses on even days. This is the stage we are currently at.
Handheld hoses only, on alternate days
A ban on sprinklers and irrigation systems. Handheld hoses may be used on alternate days (odd numbered houses on odd days, even numbered houses on even days). That means odd numbered houses on odd days, even numbered houses on even days. For example, 28 Holloway Street would use a sprinkler on the 28th, 30th, 2nd of the month, etc.
In a worst-case scenario there may be a total ban on outdoor water use.
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