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Water restrictions preparation checklist

This water restrictions preparation checklist will help you prepare for water restrictions brought on by drought.

A drought is declared when a region records a deficient water supply for an extended period of months or years.

Read through this water restrictions preparation checklist and click 'Yes' or 'No' to find out if your business is prepared. If you answer 'No' to any question, you will create a list of actions to complete to ensure your business is as prepared for water restrictions as possible.

You can customise this checklist to include information specific to your business by typing into the 'Other' section.

Operational requirements

Have you:

Checked with your local council and become familiar with the current water restrictions, guidelines and compliance requirements?
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Established a baseline for water use?
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Checked your contracts with the landlord or building owner to implement infrastructure renovations if appropriate?
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Installed water-efficient appliances/fittings?
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Regularly maintained your water consumption sources (e.g. installed water-efficient nozzles on taps and checked for leaks?)
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Introduced water-efficient procedures for your business operations and staff?
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Introduced education and awareness training for staff about the importance of water efficiency and its benefits to the business?
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Identified alternative water sources?
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Business continuity

Have you:

Developed your business continuity plan?
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Tested and updated your plan?
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Clearly identified and analysed the possible risks to your business from water restrictions?
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Other

Have you:

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Also consider...