Water Restrictions

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

As of midnight Thursday, 25 March 2021, Council’s Water Restrictions will apply as follows:

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

Read more in the Public Notice here and read more information about water restriction levels here – Normal Level Restriction Fact Sheet, Conservation Level Restriction Fact Sheet or Emergency Level Restriction Fact Sheet

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 300 295 Koondaii Dam 100%


Brigalow 480 317 Weir 100%
Chinchilla 480 567 Weir 100%
Condamine 480 506 Weir 74%
Dalby 480 660 Weir 98%
Jandowae 480 315 Dam 98%
Jimbour 480 175 Bores
Kaimkillenbun 180 106 Bores
Miles 480 568 Weir 100%
Tara 480 564 Lagoon 86%
Wandoan 480 827 Bores
Warra 480 238 Dam 86%
Information updated:  20 January 2022

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.