Green light for kids to play under the sprinkler
Friday 7 February 2009
“With the mercury headed well above 40 degrees there is room for flexibility and common sense,” said Mr Costa. “Nobody will get a fine for having a sprinkler in the yard to cool down the kids this weekend.”
“Level 3 water restrictions remain in place,” he said. “This means that a permit is required to fill a new or renovated swimming pool larger than 10,000 litres. Once you have the initial permit you can top-up as needed.
“Families enjoying the outdoors with a bit of water play have to remember the danger of the sun,” he added.
• Hand-held hosing of lawns and gardens and drip irrigation is allowed only on Wednesdays and Sundays before 10 am and after 4 pm
• Hosing of vehicles at residential premises is permitted only with a trigger nozzle or high-pressure water cleaning equipment (to a maximum of 10L/minute)
• Hosing residential building structures including windows, walls and gutters is allowed using a hose with a trigger nozzle or high-pressure water cleaning equipment (to a maximum of 10L/minute)
• No hosing of hard surfaces such as paths or driveways at any time
• No other watering systems or sprinklers are to be used at any time
• A permit from Sydney Water is required to fill new or renovated pools bigger than 10,000 litres
• No hoses or taps to be left running unattended, except when filling pools or containers.
For more information visit http://www.sydneywater.com.au