Water Restrictions

Council’s Water Restriction classification system involves three levels: Normal, Conservation and Emergency.

As of midnight Friday, 4 December, Council’s Water Restrictions will apply as follows:

  • Brigalow, Dulacca, Flinton, Glenmorgan, Jimbour, Kogan, Meandarra, Miles, Moonie, The Gums, Wandoan, Warra, Westmar
  • Bell, Chinchilla, Condamine, Dalby, Jandowae, Tara
  • Kaimkillenbun

Read more in the Public Notice here OR download the Water Restriction Town Levels Fact Sheet here

All consumers connected to a Council Supply are advised that authorised Council officers will be monitoring adherence to the restriction program and all consumers are requested to abide by the restrictions, as failure to do so will incur a fine. The restriction levels adhere to the Water Restriction – Council Policy as adopted by Western Downs Regional Council.

Water Supply Levels

WATER SUPPLY TARGET (Litres per person per day) ACTUAL USAGE
(Litres per person per day)
Bell 480 439 Koondaii  40%
Brigalow 480 Not available Weir 30.95%
Chinchilla 480 670 Weir 30.95%
Condamine 480 692 Weir 52.71%
Dalby 480 634 Weir 20%
Jandowae 480 455 Dam 38.40%
Jimbour 480 300 Bores
Kaimkillenbun 180 90 Bores
Miles 480 904 Weir 58.85%
Tara 480 592 Lagoon 66.66%
Wandoan 480 1406 Bores
Warra 480 514 Dam 77%
Information updated: 27 November 2020

Water Standpipe Rebate

 Council’s standpipe rebate offers half-priced water for those drought declared. Read more about Water Standpipe Rebates.

Report Water Restriction Breach

To report a water restriction breach please contact Council on 1300 268 624.

Where Water Restrictions are Applicable

Water restrictions are applicable to all properties connected to a Council water supply, including potable (drinking quality) and non-potable (not for drinking) supplies. Council will be enforcing restrictions and non-compliance may result in a fine. Individuals contracted to Council and Council employees have the appropriate authorisation to monitor compliance with water restrictions under the provisions of the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008.

Approved Inspection Program – Water Restrictions

Council is conducting a systematic approved inspection program to monitor the compliance of the Water Restrictions – Council Policy and the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008. Property inspections will be carried out by Council’s Authorised Persons.