The tougher Level 2 water restrictions now in force restrict how boat owners can use water outdoors when maintaining their boats. We encourage you to heed the following from Sydney Water:
Wash your private boat for 10 minutes using a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle after the boat has been in seawater. The Club has fitted timers and trigger nozzles to all hoses on the Hardstand and pontoons. Members and their crew are requested to use them and not remove them.
Flush boat motors with a bucket or a purpose-designed flushing device connected to a hose
Fill water tanks on a boat using a hose, as long as you don't leave the hose unattended or allow the tank to overflow
Clean bilges using a high-pressure cleaning device or hose fitted with a trigger nozzle
Wash your trailered vessel and trailer using a bucket and sponge or at a commercial car wash
Clean essential safety components of boat trailers (eg wheel bearings or brakes) using a high-pressure cleaning device or hose fitted with a trigger nozzle.
Wash your private car, truck, van, motorbike or caravan using a bucket and sponge or at a commercial car wash
Hose your car, trailer or boat with a hose, even if the hose is fitted with a trigger nozzle, except as described above
Clean your vehicle with a high pressure cleaning device if it's connected to the drinking water supply (by a hose)
Leave hoses and taps running unattended.