Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

5 December 2019

Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water

Managing water resources

In the interests of prudently managing Tasmania’s water resources, the government supports TasWater’s move to put temporary Stage 1 water restrictions in place for the Hobart region.

Stage 1 water restrictions will ensure that there is sufficient supply for residential and business use, fire preparedness and farmers.

These measures are needed due to an extended period of dry conditions coupled with increased demand.

While the vast majority of Tasmanians enjoy plentiful access to water, there are those in rural communities in drought for whom, water is liquid gold.

We know that water is a precious resource and I encourage all Tasmanians to use water wisely to ensure it is available to all when we need it most.

Restrictions will come into place on 20 December.

For more information on water restrictions go to or call 13 6992 – Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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