There are currently no water restrictions in place in South Australia. However, Water Wise Measures provide guidelines for efficient water use. Penalties continue to apply for non-compliance with Water Wise Measures. Download a map of areas covered [PDF, 380 kB]. The times in which you can water depend on where you are watering. Follow this link if you are looking for guidelines on water use in your business.
You can water by hand at any time. This means you can use a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a watering can, bucket, or drip-feed irrigation system.
Sprinklers can be used for watering before 10am, or after 5pm.
If your children like to play under the sprinkler, or they have water toys that attach to a hose, they can use it any time on lawn or in a garden. Just make sure it's turned off when the kids are finished playing.
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.
You can wash vehicles or boats if you use a:
If you can, park your car or boat on a lawn before you wash it. That way you get the most out of your water use.
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.
Works occurring to install new sewer pipe. Traffic restrictions in place. Some parking restrictions and short sewer outages for properties along new pipe route expected. Work occurring 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.