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Coles Bay

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Stage 2 water restrictions for Coles Bay will be implemented from 18 December 2019 and will remain in place until 28 February 2020.

TasWater is asking for support to reduce all non-essential water use and has introduced the restrictions as the area is facing some very dry conditions.

Stage 2

The aim of Stage 2 restrictions is to reduce non-essential water usage by 50 per cent. This is achieved through only watering on allocated*** days, and not watering lawns.

Residential, public and commercial gardens and lawns
Garden watering is restricted to allocated days during the following times:

  • Manual* watering systems are only to be used on gardens between the hours of 6am - 8am, and between the hours of 8pm - 10pm
  • Automatic** watering systems are only to be used on gardens between midnight and 4am
  • Handheld hoses with a trigger nozzle, a bucket or watering can may be used at any time
  • Watering of lawns is not permitted at any time

Sporting grounds
Watering of sports grounds is restricted to allocated*** days during the following times:

  • Manual* watering systems can only be used between the hours of 6am and 8am and between the hours of 8pm and 10pm
  • Automatic** watering systems are only to be used between midnight and 4am
  • Handheld hoses with a trigger nozzle, a bucket or watering can are able to be used at any time

 

*Manual watering systems are those that physically require a tap to be turned on, this includes taps with shut off timers

**Automatic watering systems are any systems that include electronic control units

*** Allocated days:

Odd-numbered properties may water on odd dates for example the 1st, 3rd, 5th and so on

Even and no-numbered properties may water on even dates for example the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and so on;

All properties may water on the 31st of any month or the 29th of February

Paving, concrete and other hard surfaces

  • Spot cleaning for safety, health, animal welfare or emergency reasons with a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or with high pressure cleaning equipment is permitted
  • For construction, using water for dust or pollutant suppression, or earth compaction by means of a hose fitted with a flow cut-off device or a vehicle fitted with sprinklers is permitted
  • Hosing for general cleaning of hard surfaces such as paths, driveways and paved areas is not permitted at any time

Washing vehicles

  • A bucket, high pressure cleaning device or commercial car wash can be used at any time
  • A handheld hose fitted with a trigger is not permitted for pre-rinsing and rinsing at home.

Residential or commercial pools and spas

  • Emptying and refilling existing pools, and filling new pools and spas: -
    • Up to 2,000 litres: may only be refilled, or filled for the first time, using a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a bucket or automatic water top-up device
    • More than 2,000 litres may only be refilled, or filled for the first time when the property owner has an approved Exemption – swimming pool or spa filling from TasWater
  • Topping up pools and spas: -
  • may only be topped up using a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a bucket, or automatic water top-up device for a maximum of 15 minutes per day only to replace water lost through evaporation, not removed for other purposes