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Water Restrictions

Goulburn Valley Water customers are expected to follow Permanent Water Saving Rules. Additional Water Restrictions may apply to some customers at this time.

Permanent Water Saving Rules

Summary of PWSRs

  • A hand held hose must be fitted with a trigger nozzle and can be used to wash your car and water your gardens and lawns at any time.
  • Watering systems can only be used to water residential and commercial gardens and lawns between 6pm – 10am, any day of the week.
  • Watering systems can only be used to water public gardens, lawns and playing surfaces between 6pm – 10am any day of the week, and only if fitted with a rain or soil moisture sensor. Public gardens, lawns and playing surfaces can also be watered in accordance with an approved Water Use Plan.
  • Water cannot be used in a fountain or a water feature unless it re-circulates the water.
  • Hosing down driveways, paths, concrete, timber decking and other paved areas is not permitted except in limited circumstances.

Goulburn Valley Water has varied its Permanent Water Saving Plan and associated rules in accordance with a variation approved by the Minister for Water. 

Permanent Water Saving Rules (PWSRs) are a series of common sense rules that all customers supplied water by Victorian Water Authorities are obliged to follow day to day to ensure water is not wasted. These rules are in place on a permanent and ongoing basis, even when water restrictions are not required.

PWSRs aim to promote efficient and sensible use of water without significantly restricting customer choice and flexibility. They reflect the value that Victorians place on water, and the community view that water is a precious resource that should not be wasted.

Please note: These rules will not apply in the case of an accident, fire, safety hazard or another emergency or in respect to the health of people or animals.

For further information customers may contact the Corporation by telephoning 1800 45 45 00.

Water Restrictions - By-Law No. 512

Goulburn Valley Water has a Water Restrictions By-Law outlining the conditions regarding water restrictions and their implementation.

The purpose of this By-law is to:

     a. promote the efficient use and conservation of water; and

     b. set out four stages of restrictions on the use of water; and

     c. specify things which must not be done while each stage of restriction persists; and

     d. specify principles for considering applications for exemptions from particular restrictions; and

     e. prescribe offences and penalties for the contravention of the By-law, including for which an infringement notice may be served; and

     f. prescribe classes of persons for the purpose of issuing infringement notices.

Download Water Restrictions By-Law

To apply for a Water Restrictions Exemption or to complete a Water Use Plan please download GVW's Restrictions Exemption and Water Use Plan form.

Complete the form and return to Goulburn Valley Water, please allow 5 working days for processing.

For further information customers may contact the Corporation by telephoning 1800 45 45 00.

 

 

Current Water Restrictions

Key:  Stage 1   Stage 2   Stage 3   Stage 4   Permanent
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Town

Restriction

Town

Restriction

Town

Restriction

Alexandra

Katunga

Sawmill Settlement

Avenel

Kilmore

Seymour

Barmah

Kirwan’s Bridge

Shepparton

Bonnie Doon

Kyabram

Stanhope

Broadford

Longwood

Strathbogie

Buxton

Mangalore

Strathmerton

Clonbinane

Mansfield

Tallarook

Cobram

Marysville

Tallygaroopna

Colbinabbin

Merrigum

Tatura

Congupna

Merrijig

Thornton

Corop

Molesworth

Tongala

Dookie

Mooroopna

Toolamba

Eildon

Murchison

Violet Town

Euroa

Nagambie

Wandong

Girgarre

Nathalia

Woods Point

Goulburn Weir

Numurkah

Wunghnu

Heathcote Junction

Picola

Yea

Katamatite

Pyalong

Yarroweyah

Katandra West

Rushworth