"Sydney's water reservoirs are experiencing some of the lowest inflows of water since the 1940s and we have no idea how long this drought will last or how severe it will be", said Ms Faehrmann. However, as NSW is in ongoing drought, the decision to enforce water restrictions is an important one.
"Regional NSW has been experiencing a record drought", the south-eastern state's Minister for Water Melinda Pavey said in a statement.
A truck stirs up dust on a road behind a dam on farmer May McKeown's drought-affected property located on the outskirts of the northwestern New South Wales town of Walgett in Australia, July 19, 2018. Levels have fallen dramatically since April 2017 when they were at 96% combined capacity.
The restrictions have been triggered early as dam levels in the city drop to 53.5 percent. That means lawns and gardens can only be watered with a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle before 10 am and after 4 pm.
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A range of exemptions will also be available to businesses in situations where water is critical to their operations, Sydney Water's Catherine Port said.
There will be a three-month grace period before fines of $220 for individuals and $550 for businesses are imposed.
Water restrictions limit how and when we use drinking water outdoors and help reduce demand when we're not getting enough rain.