17 Oct '11, 7am

State will recycle water restrictions

State will recycle water restrictions

The sweeping review by water companies – commissioned by the Baillieu government this year – outlines a set of ”simplified” restriction stages and permanent water-saving rules to apply across the state. The proposed changes include expanded watering hours for residential and commercial gardens under permanent water-saving rules and stage one restrictions. Under the changes, automatic watering systems can be turned on for an extra four hours a day, with an extra two hours for manual systems, if only permanent water-saving rules are in place. Under revised stage one restrictions, the use of sprinkler systems would be doubled from the present 14 hours a week, for both automatic and manual systems, to 28 hours. There would be no changes to the amount of time watering systems could be used under stage two restrictions – now in force in Melbourne – although the time of day autom...

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