About permanent water saving rules
Permanent water saving rules help us reduce demand and use water efficiently.
The rules are the same throughout Victoria and have been in place since November 2011. They involve simple things everyone can do to avoid wasting water.
During periods of drought, we may still need to introduce water restrictions. But with these rules permanently in place, we are doing our bit to save water all of the time.
Water from a hand-held hose must not be used for any purpose at any time unless the hose is:
|Residential or commercial gardens and lawns||
A residential or commercial garden or lawn cannot be watered except with:
|Public gardens and lawns and playing surfaces||
A public garden or lawn area or a playing surface cannot be watered except:
|Fountains and water features||Water cannot be used in a fountain or a water feature unless the fountain or water feature recirculates the water.|
|Cleaning of hard surfaces||
Water cannot be used to clean hard surfaces (including, driveways, paths, concrete, tiles, timber decking), except:
And then, only by means of: