The Permanent Water Saving Plan is a set of simple, commonsense rules that apply every day of the year to conserve water now and for the future.
The Permanent Water Saving Plan applies in:
Note: Stage 2 water restrictions apply in Colac and surrounding towns from Sunday 12 May 2013
The Permanent Water Saving Plan applies to businesses supplied with drinking water.
These rules do not apply to greywater, tankwater, bore water or recycled water.
All hand-held hoses must be fitted with trigger nozzles and be free of leaks.
You can water your business' garden and lawn with a hand-held hose (fitted with a trigger nozzle), watering can, or bucket at any time on any day.
You can also use a watering system 6 pm — 10 am, any day.
A 'watering system' is any automatic or manually operated system of spinklers, drip hoses, weep hoses, etc. Even a simple garden sprinkler connected to a tap is considered a 'watering system'.
Public gardens, lawns and playing surfaces (eg: sports ovals) can be watered:
Fountains and water features can be used, provided they recirculate water.
You may use water to clean driveways, paths, timber decking, concrete or other hard surfaces, only:
Use a high-pressure water cleaner if available. Otherwise, a hand-held hose or bucket may be used.
If you wish to apply for a business variation or exemption please contact us.
For more information about what you and your business can and can not do under the Permanent Water Saving Plan, refer to our frequently asked questions (FAQs).
The Permanent Water Saving Plan measures are enforced under the Water Act.
Penalties apply for breaches.