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Start of cooler months signal start of winter watering times

13 April 2016

With winter creeping closer, Western Downs Regional Council are encouraging residents to continue using water wisely when all Western Downs towns switch to winter watering times from midnight, Sunday 17 April 2016.

  • 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;
  • 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 General Manager for Infrastructure Services Graham Cook said from Sunday 17 April, winter watering times will remain in place until the end of September.

“Water saving measures, such as the implementation of winter watering times across the region are essential to ensure reliable water supplies now and into the future,” he said.

“Although water use generally drops during autumn and winter, we also tend to see less rainfall. So, it’s important that our residents continue their great efforts to conserve water in summer during the colder months.

“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

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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