How to get a Watering Exemption for New Lawns and Gardens
Watering Exemptions are available from the Water Corporation.
Winter is a good time to install a new lawn.
What you need to do?
If you are establishing a new lawn or garden, you may apply for a temporary exemption from the sprinkler roster that applies to your area. New lawn can refer to roll-on lawn, runners, shredded lawn and/or seed.
If you are granted an exemption between the dates of 1 October to 31 March, you will be allowed to water your new lawn/garden three times a day for up to 42 days from the day of planting. A 35 day exemption applies for applications exemptions granted between 1 April to 30 September.
How to apply for a New Lawn Watering Exemption
Call The Water Corporation on 13 10 39 on the day you plant the new lawn or garden
If approved the exemption will be activated immediately and a letter confirming the conditions and exemptions end date will be sent out to you
Sprinklers cannot be used outside of your rostered days and times until an exemption is activated by The Water Corporation.
After your new lawn watering exemption has expired you may wish to check out normal recommended sprinkler run times in this article