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Stage 3 water restrictions for Scamander will be implemented from Friday 3 January 2020 and
will remain in place until 31 March 2020.

Stage 3 water restrictions are designed to reduce non–essential use by approximately 75 per cent of average consumption. 

Stage 3


Residential, public and commercial gardens and lawns

Garden watering is restricted toallocated* daysduring the following times:

  • Manual watering systems can only be used between the hours of 6:00am and 8:00am and between the hours of 8:00pm and 10:00pm.
  • Handheld hoses with a trigger nozzle, buckets or watering cans between the hours of 6:00am and 8:00am and between the hours of 8:00pm and 10:00pm.
  • No other sprinkler/spray systems are allowed, automated systems are banned.
  • Watering of lawns is banned at all times.

    *Allocated days: 

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

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

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

    Sporting Grounds

  • Watering of non-exempt playing surfaces is banned. 
  • Exempt surfaces (i.e. cricket pitch, golf and bowling greens, croquet greens, tennis courts, golf tees and greens and synthetic hockey pitches) can be watered onallocated* daysduring the following times:
  • Manual watering systems: 6:00am and 8:00am and between the hours of 8:00pm and 10:00pm. 
  • Automatic watering systems: midnight and 4:00am. 
  • Hand-held hoses with a trigger nozzle, buckets or watering cans: 6:00am and 8:00am and between the hours of 8:00pm and 10:00pm.

    *Allocated days:

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

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

  • Vehicles may be washed for health and safety reasons at any time or day, in which case the windows and lights must be washed and rinsed by means of a bucket filled directly from the tap (use of a hose is not permitted). 
  • Commercial carwashes (using less than 70 litres of water per vehicle where water is drawn from a TasWater reticulated water system) can be used at any time or day.

    Residential or commercial pools and spas

  • Pools and spas cannot be filled, added to or replaced without an approved Exemption – swimming pool or spa filling from TasWater.