Water Restrictions

There are currently no water restrictions in place across the Snowy Valleys region.  

Click here to download the SVC Water Restrictions Table(PDF, 29KB) to find out more about how to apply with any restrictions

How to conserve water

Reducing our water consumption even when there are no restrictions helps to save water for our future supply.  Changing a little can save a lot!

Here are some ideas on how you can save water with not much effort:

  • Take shorter showers - An average shower uses about 18 litres of water per minute. If you shorten your shower by 2 minutes, you can cut your water use by 36 litres. You can further reduce your water consumption by turning the water off while soaping
  • Change your shower head to a water efficient type - You can save around 9 litres of water every minute by installing a water-saving shower head
  • Turn the taps off when you're brushing your teeth, washing your hands or shaving
  • If you don't have a fully loaded washing machine, adjust the load setting to suit your washing requirements
  • Fix dripping taps or other water leaks - click here to learn how to read your water meter and to check for leaks
  • Only turn the dishwasher on when it's full. Make sure you use the right settings for different types of wash
  • Collect water in a bowl or jug whenever you need to run the taps, and use it on your garden. Do this when you're waiting for water to heat up or cool down. You can also do this when washing vegetables