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At the time of going to press, we have been assured that many water features sold in garden departments are exempt from the current Stage Two water restrictions in Melbourne.

All three Melbourne water authorities now permit the use of recirculating ponds and water features up to 100 litres indoors or 500 litres outdoors. Topping up is also acceptable.

Don’t abuse this advice but check with your local water authorities if unsure.