Wealthy Sydney boomers spend thousands to water gardens and wash cars in water ...

Wealthy boomers from Sydney's affluent eastern suburb set to pay thousands of dollars for bore drilling so they can hydrate their lawns and wash their cars as water restrictions take hold Residents are tapping into groundwater to combat level 2 restrictions in Sydney There are no limits or ways to monitor groundwater use under state regulation Demand is growing among residents trying to maintain expensive gardens

By Louise Ayling For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:58 GMT, 16 December 2019 | Updated: 05:58 GMT, 16 December 2019

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Baby boomers in some of Sydney's wealthiest suburbs are throwing money at drilling companies to keep their cars shiny and their gardens green during the drought.

The introduction of level two water restrictions across Sydney, the Illawarrra and the Blue Mountains, means residents can no longer use sprinkler systems or hoses to wash their cars or gardens.

But it isn't stopping the city's elite- who have found a loophole and are tapping into underground supplies to keep up appearances.

The operators of bore-drilling companies are seeing an increased demand among city residents looking for ways to access more water during level two water restrictions

The operators of bore-drilling companies are seeing an increased demand among city residents looking for ways to access more water during level two water restrictions

The operators of bore-drilling companies have noted a spike in demand for their services since the drought began, according to ABC Central West.

Matrix Drilling operates out of Sydney and Melbourne, and has been overwhelmed with requests from landowners trying to access their services to combat water shortages.

But the price tag- between $5,000 and $10,000 for the installation- means not everyone can afford to get on board. 

Company Director Mike Mercuri told the ABC demand is higher than its been for many years.

'We've been getting a lot of enquiries in the

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