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Water restrictions tightened across several Western Downs towns

17 March 2016

As water supplies across the Western Downs continue to drop due to hotter temperatures and lack of significant rainfall, the townships of Brigalow, Chinchilla, Flinton, Glenmorgan and Warra will move to Level Four water restrictions from midnight Sunday 27 March.

  • Despite some rain over the summer months, there hasn’t been enough rainfall for a positive impact on water storage levels;
  • This, combined with high temperatures has seen water supplies drop across the region, prompting a change to current water restrictions;
  • A total ban on all outside water use is in place on Mondays for all water restriction levels.

Western Downs Regional Council Chief Executive Officer Ross Musgrove urges residents to continue their efforts to use water more mindfully in their homes and workplaces.

“The Western Downs has received minimal rainfall this summer meaning that some water supplies across the region have dropped below trigger levels, which has led to Council needing to implement tougher water restrictions to help minimise water consumption so as to manage the remaining water supply,” he said.

“As we approach the colder months, we encourage all customers to continue to use water efficiently and responsibly so as to help ensure that we don’t need to move to even tougher water restriction levels when we head into the warmer months.

“Customers moving to Level Four restrictions please be mindful that there are still designated times of the day that you can use water outside, and that there is a total ban on all outside water use on Mondays across all restriction levels.”

Adherence to Council’s Water Restriction Policy will be monitored by Council Officers during regular patrols.

For more information on all restriction levels and watering times for each town visit our Waterwise webpage or call 1300 COUNCIL.

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