This post is mainly for the benefit of non Australians who dwell over yonder pond on the Nth American continent.
It would seem that many of you people are distressed about the quality of your water, that which is delivered to you via the house hold tap(faucet). In that case your service reservoirs should cleanup their act, and yourselves employ the use of domestic water filters for final consumption and boil it for a further safe guard.
The only area of this State which does not have water restrictions starts from aprox 25 miles north from where I live, the remainder of us have been living with water restrictions for about 3 years, All of the Dam levels are down to between 18 to 35 per cent capcity due to lack of rainfall, although it did rain quite hard yesterday.
The quality of our water supply is good if you dont mind the occasional whiff of clorine and you are a dental freak who enjoys Aluminium Tailings(Fluoride).
Watering cans only allowed on certain days, NO hosing of lawns or gardens, unless you have a well or bore or rain tank supply.
Domestic car washing must be done by using a bucket(pail) only, which incidently wastes water more than conserves it.
Stricter measures will be taken soon if our rainfall does not improve.
B T W..The greater Sydney area houses 25 per cent of Australia's population, hard to believe isn't it.