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Go green for Port Pirie
- Thursday, 08 September 2011 13:16
GO GREEN FOR PORT PIRIE
Minimise Dust Movement; PLANT! MULCH! WET-DOWN!
It's advisable to keep the garden free of dust and loose soil that can blow around and into the house.
Things you can do....
- Mulch down
- Pine bark can be a good ground cover
- Lay pavers, concrete or gravel around your home
- Plant native ground cover, grass, shrubs, trees
- Hose down paths, roofs, walls and pergolas
- Water your garden
WATER RESTRICTIONS IN PORT PIRIE
- Thursday, 08 September 2011 12:43
As of December 1st 2010 a new 'Water Wise' regime replaced Level 3 water restrictions in South Australia. This is announced in a pdf from Premier Mike Rann and Water Minister Paul Caica. (see link to SA Water website below) The new system means there will no longer be set watering times for using a hand held hose or drip irrigation system and householders will again be able to use sprinklers to water their gardens.
"Gardeners will be able to use sprinklers after 5pm and before 10am on any day. However - this is not a licence to waste water". (refer to link below)
Port Pirie falls in line with the state as the restrictions on water restrictions have relaxed. Port Pirie previously had special exemption to be able to water more frequently.
Watering is permitted at any time by hand (through a hand held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, from a watering can or bucket) or through a drip feed irrigation system.
Sprinklers can be used on any day after 5pm and before 10am
Washing Cars and Boats
Water can be used to wash motor vehicles or a boat provided the water is applied:
- from a bucket or watering can
- By a high pressure, low volume water cleaner; or
- From a hand held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle
- At a commercial car wash
The hosing down of external paved areas with water is permitted with a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle only;
- To protect Public health
- To ensure the safety of people using the area
- To ensure the health and welfare of animals using the area
- To deal with fire, accident or other emergency
New pools and spas can be filled under a permit from SA Water. Before a permit is issued, SA Water requires proof of purchase of an approved pool cover.
Water can be used for dust suppression and compaction when it is applied from:
- A hand held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle
- Directly from a motor vehicle designed and approved to carry/deposit water
Sports grounds and recreational facilities can be watered under an Irrigation of Public Open Space (IPOS) permit as negotiated with SA Water.
For more information visit www.sawater.com.au or call SA Water on 1800 130 952.
New WATERWISE MEASURES TO REPLACE RESTRICTIONS October 2010 News Release
(3rd pdf down)