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Restrictions for businesses see many similarities to those that apply to residential households.
Under Level 3 water restrictions, certain non-residential premises (businesses and institutions) may be required to submit a Water Saving Action Plan (WSAP). Only businesses determined by Council as the top high-water users will be notified and required to complete a WSAP. Under Level 4 water restrictions, businesses will need to implement and comply with their WSAP, as approved by Council.
Businesses that are not required to submit a WSAP are still expected to comply with the water restrictions as per the non-residential/commercial water restrictions table.
Business water consumers have an important role to play in conserving Singleton’s water and reducing the likelihood that greater restrictions will be introduced. A Water Saving Action Plan (WSAP) is a tool to assist business users in assessing their current water use levels and implementing changes that can be made to improve their water efficiencies. Benefits of completing a WSAP include:
Types of measures that a business may identify in their WSAP include:
Yes, watering of new turf for non-residential / commercial premises is permitted for one (1) week after laying. After this time, level 2 water restrictions on watering of lawns applies.
Yes, under Level 2 water restrictions you can top up your swimming pool and spa from 7am to 9am and 6pm to 8pm any day.
The hand held hose it to be fixed to a timer and the hose must not unattended while filling. It is important the hose is not submerged in the water and an air gap is maintained all the time. Council encourages the use of a pool cover to reduce water loss.
The first fill of a new swimming pool is permitted in accordance with the above.
Washing down of hard areas, driveways, roofs, walls and paths and cleaning windows is permitted under Level 2 water restrictions for health and safety reasons or to continue core business activities.
Efficient high pressure, low flow rate cleaners with a trigger control are to be used for cleaning purposes. Buckets are also permitted.
Similar to residential water restrictions, there should not be any compromise for maintaining health, hygiene and safety pets/animals. This includes the provision of drinking water, washing pets and cleaning outdoor areas, such as animal pens or similar.
Wash pets/animal with a bucket or hand held hose fitted with an on/off nozzle and clean animal pens with efficient high-pressure washers.
Under Level 2 water restrictions, core business activities are permitted. Washing vehicles by hand is permitted with use of efficient high-pressure, low flow rate cleaners with a trigger control. Buckets are also permitted.
Under Level 2 water restrictions, water use is permitted for health and safety reasons only or to continue core business activities. Efficient high-pressure, low flow rate cleaners with a trigger control are to be used.
As per residential water restrictions, there are a range of restrictions for landscape construction works – both hard works and soft works (such as planting and turf installation). Please see the non-residential/commercial water restrictions table for details of permitted works and recommendations.