Smart water alert levels

To check the current Water Alert level in Hamilton please visit or contact our Smart Water Programme Co-ordinator​.​​

Water Alert Level 1

Use sprinkler system between:

  • 6am - 8am
  • 6pm - 8pm

Hand-held hosing anytime.

Water Alert Level 2

Use sprinkler systems on alternate days between:

  • 6am - 8am
  • 6pm - 8pm

Hand-held hosing anytime. 
This means if your street address is an even number you can use water between 6-8am and 6-8pm hours on even dates of the month only. For example: If you live at 8 Smith Street, you can use your sprinkler and irrigation systems on the 12th, 14th, 16th etc.
Commercial and non-residential properties can continue to use water outside these times.

Water Alert Level 3

No use of sprinklers.
Hand-held hosing only.
There can be no outdoor water use for commercial/non-residential properties.

Water Alert Level 4

No use of outside water systems.
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Page reviewed: 15 Apr 2016 3:33pm