Under Water Wise Measures, watering times are generally the same for business as they are for homes. But, depending on your business, you may have extra times in which watering is allowed.
You can water by hand at any time. "By hand" means by a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a watering can, a bucket, or a drip-feed irrigation system.
Sprinklers can be used for watering before 10 am, or after 5 pm.
On days when the maximum temperature is expected to exceed 30 degrees Celsius, you can also use sprinklers between 1 pm and 2 pm.
Sports grounds and recreational facilities can be watered with an Irrigated Public Open Space (IPOS) Permit. Read this page to learn more about IPOS.
Water can be used for dust suppression and compaction. You can only do this:
Before putting in a pool or spa, make sure you get a swimming pool permit from SA Water. This permit lets you fill the pool or spa.
As part of the permit conditions, you must have a Smart Approved WaterMark pool cover (or a liquid blanket with an auto-doser or six months' supply). We will want to see proof of purchase before giving you the permit.
You can hose down paved areas only if it is to:
Make sure you use a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or a high-pressure, low-volume water cleaner.
Customers in the southern suburbs through to the Adelaide CBD may notice a temporary change to the colour of their water. The water remains safe to drink.
Suburbs affected may include:
Clapham, Pasadena, Cumberland Park, Westbourne Park, Kingswood, Goodwood, Keswick, Unley, Panorama, Belair and Adelaide CBD.
We have begun flushing parts of the surrounding network as a result of new pipe work being installed to support the South Road Darlington Upgrade works. We will continue to test the water quality and are in contact with SA Health. All test results are compliant with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. At this stage we anticipate the water will return to normal by late this evening.
If you have concerns, please contact us on 1300 SA WATER.