Media Release Daylight Savings Water Restrictions

Published on 07 October 2020

Longer, warmer days mean we all need to do the right thing when it comes to water. From 4 October 2020 to 4 April 2021, new Stage 1 water restrictions will be in place.

Under the rules, you must not use sprinklers or irrigations systems from 10am to 5pm each day. If you need to water during this time, you can use a handheld hose.

“These rules aren’t new, but we have now formalised them as Stage 1 water restrictions following a recent community survey,” Riverina Water Chairperson Clr Greg Verdon said.

“The results showed only 30 per cent of the community knew they couldn’t water during these times.

“From now on, the start of daylight savings should be seen as sign for all residents to start being more mindful of their water usage." Clr Verdon said the while there will always be wet years and dry years, water is a precious resource that we should not take for granted.

“Residents in our supply area are fortunate to have reliable water sources, and we have not increased water charges in two years," he said. “However, we need to value our water and remember to use it wisely.

“In summer, half of water used is keeping lawns and gardens green. These restrictions are a common sense approach – avoid watering during the heat of the day and don’t hose down concrete or paved areas unnecessarily.

“By following these simple rules, we will all continue to enjoy access to safe and reliable water.”

To find out more about water restrictions as well as online tools and advice on how to save water, visit


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