The NSW Government is taking action to protect Greater Sydney’s water supply from drought conditions with the introduction of water restrictions.

Level 1 water restrictions will come into effect across Greater Sydney from 1 June.

Greater Sydney is experiencing drought. We’re seeing some of the lowest inflows into our dams since the 1940s, so it’s vital we take early and decisive action.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s latest forecast is predicting below-average rainfall and higher temperatures for June to August, which are key drivers of stronger water demand. Water restrictions are an important drought response because they target the outdoor water use of all households.

Regional NSW has been experiencing a record drought. Water restrictions in Sydney mean that households across NSW are doing their bit to conserve water.

Water restrictions are enforceable and penalties apply. Exemptions will be available for non-residential customers with outdoor water use as their core business.

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