ACTEW have announced that, Kalloo Kallay, you’ll finally be able to wash your car!
- ACTEW Managing Director Mark Sullivan has announced short-term relief from water restrictions through Canberra’s BIG spring clean, which will run from Saturday 15 – Sunday 30 November.
For this two-week period (three weekends), current Stage 3 Water Restrictions will be slightly relaxed to allow a ‘spring clean’ of the city. The washing of windows, buildings, paved areas and vehicles will be allowed using potable water (drinking/tap water), provided the cleaning is done using water responsibly and within ACTEW’s guidelines.
There are also more exemptions on the way:
- • an exemption for community facilities to convert their turfed ground to water efficient grass species in November (such as Couch or Soft-leaf Buffalo)
• in response to a proposal from the pool construction industry, an exemption for filling swimming pools for residential customers that have adopted certain water efficient practices in and around their home will be trialed from November to the end of February.
• as in previous years, a general exemption for the whole community to allow the use of sprinklers over the Christmas period (from 13 December to 1 February).
Full details are online.