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Region prepares to switch to summer watering times

7 October 2015

As warmer weather sets in across the region, Western Downs Regional Council is urging customers to continue being mindful of their water usage and to conserve water wherever possible as we get ready to enter summer watering times and restrictions from midnight Sunday 11 October.

Spokesperson for Utilities — Water, Wastewater and Gas Councillor George Moore said that the change in times and restrictions are required to ensure town water supplies are maintained during the summer.

“Water consumption generally increases significantly in many households during the warmer months, so Council encourages all customers to be mindful of their water usage and monitor their consumption so that unnecessary pressure on local water supplies during summer is avoided,” he said.

“Meanwhile, due to the lack of significant rainfall over the winter, Dalby will be moving to tighter water restriction levels at the same time as our region changes to summer watering times.

“I strongly urge our communities to maintain responsible water usage so that more towns don’t experience stricter water 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 under all restriction levels.”

The region will move to Summer Watering Times as of midnight, Sunday 11 October with Dalby also moving to Level Three water restrictions.

Council officers will be conducting regular patrols to monitor adherence to Council’s Water Restriction Policy.

For more information on watering restrictions and the permitted activities under each restriction, contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL or visit Council’s Water Restrictions page.

Conditions for non-residential users may vary and more information on non-residential water restrictions is available on Council’s Non-Residential Water Usage page.

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