For the first time in a decade, Sydney Water is enforcing water restrictions to individuals and businesses. Dam storage levels are now at 53% capacity, down from 95% two years ago.
We all know that parts of regional Australia are in the midst of a serious drought. Lack of rainfall is now affecting city residents with Level 1 water restrictions in place from 1st June 2019.
May 2019 saw the lowest recorded rain levels since 1888 in Greater Sydney. Rainfall since the start of April has been just 25.8mm. This is expected to continue over the winter months, with low rainfall predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology.
More than 85% of Greater Sydney’s water supply relies on rain. This means that our water is in short supply during these prolonged drought periods.
Sydney Water have started level 1 restrictions early, ahead of the predetermined 50% capacity limit. If dam levels reach 40%, then level 2 restrictions come into play.
Water restrictions apply to everyone in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra. This includes both residents and businesses.
Here are a few key water restriction rules:
This table provides a good overview of what is and isn’t included in Level 1 water restrictions.
Fines for not following these restrictions is $220 for individuals and $550 for businesses.
It is important to have a high quality home water filter system installed at all times, particularly in times of water restrictions.
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