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FAQs Water Wise Measures General


What's the River Murray Levy and how does it affect me?
Can you give me some ideas to save water and what type of devices are available?
Does Water Wise Measures mean that water quality is affected?
Can I use water from a rainwater tank?
Will I need a permit and how do I apply?
Am I able to cool captive animals or birds?

What's the River Murray Levy and how does it affect me?
For information on the River Murray Levy please visit the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources website.

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Can you give me some ideas to save water and what types of water efficient products are available?

  • For information on saving water outdoors in your home visit our web page for a range of excellent resources.
  • When looking to purchase major water using appliances in the home - Look for the water conservation rating logo before you buy. View the Buyers guide to saving water for more information.
  • For other tips to save water at home visit our water conservation tips.
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Does Water Wise Measures mean that water quality is affected?
Water Wise Measures should not have any effect on water quality.

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Can I use a rainwater tank?
Yes, if your rainwater tank is exclusively supplied by rainwater. However, Water Wise Measures apply when your tank is topped up with mains water supply. For further information about rainwater tanks including types, components, sizes and maintenance visit the Department of Health website.

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Will I need a permit and how do I apply?
Permits to use water outside of the Water Wise Measures can be applied for depending on what the request is. Permit applications can be downloaded from the SA Water website or by calling the Water Wise Hotline on 1800 130 952. We will endeavour to respond to permit applications within 10 working days.

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Am I able to cool captive animals or birds?
Yes, this is permitted for the health and welfare of animals.

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