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Cooler weather marks the start of Winter Watering Times and restrictions across the region

19 April 2017

Recent rainfall has provided welcome relief to some towns across the Western Downs giving water catchments a much-needed boost as the region prepares to make the switch to winter watering times and restrictions from midnight, Sunday 23 April 2017.

  • Water consumption generally drops during the colder months, but to reduce the chances of tougher water restrictions in the summer months Council encourages efficient and responsible water use;
  • As of Sunday 23 April, Brigalow, Chinchilla, Condamine, Dalby, Miles, Tara and Warra will all move to Level One restrictions and Jandowae will move from Level Five to Level Three water restrictions;
  • Authorised Council Officers regularly monitor adherence to the water restriction program by conducting patrols throughout our communities;
  • Council encourages all customers to comply with their local watering restrictions, as it helps to ensure water will be effectively managed throughout winter.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Utilities Councillor Peter Saxelby said some towns in the region will also change water restriction levels at the same time they switch to winter watering times.

“With the much-needed rainfall across the region, Brigalow, Chinchilla, Condamine, Dalby, Miles, Tara and Warra will move to Level One water restriction levels, and Jandowae will move to Level Three,” he said.

“Despite the recent rainfall, and although water use generally drops during autumn and winter it’s important that our residents continue their great efforts to conserve water.

“Residents are reminded that certain activities are permitted under each water restriction level, and that there is still a total ban on all outside water use on Mondays across all restriction levels.”

For more information on watering restrictions and the permitted activities under each restriction level, contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL or visit our webpage.

Conditions for non-residential users may vary and more information on non-residential water restrictions is available on Council’s website.

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Media Contact:
Cr Peter Saxelby | Spokesperson for Utilities | 0475 007 554