Level One Water Restrictions are currently in place and will remain until significant rainfall is received.
For business owners that require the use of water outside of normal restriction levels, Shoalhaven Water has a list of standard variations. If the variations listed are not reasonably suitable for your commercial business operation then you must apply for a Special Variation to Water Restrictions.
To avoid unnecessary application here is an overview for Level One:
Private & Public Gardens and Lawns (includes laying of new turf) - No standard variations apply.
Building maintenance or Construction - Hand-held trigger operated hose or pressure washer may be used at any time including washing of hard surfaces.
Pools & Spas with regard to new pools or maintenance - No standard variations apply.
Aquatic Centres Commercial and Council - Automatic pool water level management systems may be left operating. Hosing of lawns, gardens and hard surfaces to be in accordance with general restrictions unless for the maintenance of public health or WHS purposes hosing of hard surfaces by a hand-held trigger operated hose.
Schools, Sports Grounds and Recreational Areas (includes Golf Clubs and Bowling Greens) - Automatic watering systems connected to a timer may be used. Manual watering systems: No standard variations apply. Golf Clubs limited to tees and greens only.
Wholesale and Retail Garden or Nursery (includes watering plants and turf farms) - Sprinklers any time but fixed to a timer. Automatic watering systems may be used at any time.
Motor Vehicle, Boat & Caravan Dealers / Detailers / Manufacturer - Hand-held hose or pressure washers may be used at any time including washing on hard surfaces.
Commercial Car Wash - Hand-held hose or pressure washers may be used at any time including washing vehicles on hard surfaces.
Commercial and Government Vehicles with respect to windscreens, number plates, reflective surfaces, lights, interiors, trays for health, safety & operational requirements - Hand-held hose or pressure washers may be used at any time including washing vehicles on hard surfaces.
Water Restriction levels may change and a future application may be required so please keep an eye on Shoalhaven Water’s website, the media and the local Shoalhaven Council media sites. This link will take you to our guide for Water Restriction Standard Variations for commercial users.
Please be advised that penalties of up to $2,200 can be imposed for non-compliance with Water Restrictions.
Should you have any further enquiries regarding this matter please call Shoalhaven Water on 1300 662 246.