News

Bridport

 

Media release available HERE.

Bridport will be placed on Stage 1 water restrictions from today, Wednesday 20 December until 10 February 2020 to help maintain supply to the town over the peak summer holiday period.

“Stage 1 water restrictions require only small changes to how people use water, but even small changes can have a significant impact on the amount of water available in the system,” TasWater’s Manager Asset Strategy Duncan Sinclair said.

Stage 1

The aim of Stage 1 restrictions is to reduce non-essential water usage by 20 per cent. This can be achieved through sensible water use and minimising outdoor water use. 

Residential, public and commercial gardens and lawns
Garden and lawn watering is allowed on any day during the following times:

    • Watering of sports grounds is allowed on any day during the following times:
    • Manual* watering systems are only to be used between the hours of 6am - 8am, and 8pm - 10pm
    • Automatic** watering systems are only to be used between the hours of midnight and 4am
    • Handheld hoses with a trigger nozzle, buckets or watering cans may be used at any time

    Sporting grounds

  • Manual* watering systems are only to be used between the hours of 6am - 8am, and 8pm - 10pm
  • Automatic** watering systems are only to be used between the hours of midnight and 4am
  • Handheld hoses with a trigger nozzle, buckets or watering cans may 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

    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 ti

             Washing vehicles

  • A bucket, high-pressure cleaning device or commercial car wash may be used at any time
  • A handheld hose fitted with a trigger nozzle may be used for pre-rinsing and rinsing at home\

              Residential or commercial pools and spas

  • Topping up of pools and spas only using a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a bucket, watering can or auto-device.
  • Emptying and refilling existing pools and spas, 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