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The approach of cooler weather signals start of winter watering times

31 March 2015

With the approach of cooler weather across the region, Council is urging customers to continue being mindful of their water usage when all Western Downs towns change to winter watering times and restrictions from midnight, Sunday 5 April 2015.

Spokesperson for Utilities — Water, Wastewater and Gas Councillor George Moore said some towns in the region will also change water restriction levels at the same time they switch to winter watering times.

“Water consumption generally drops during the colder months, but Council encourages all customers to continue to use water efficiently and responsibly during autumn and winter so as to help ensure that we don’t need to move to even tougher water restrictions levels when we head into the warmer months of spring and summer,” he said.

“Meanwhile, due to the mostly dry start to autumn, Glenmorgan, Jandowae and Tara will be moving to tighter water restriction levels at the same time as our region changes to winter watering times.”

Cr Moore reminded customers that 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, aside from helping to ensure water will effectively be managed throughout winter, if a patrolling officer sees a breach they could issue you a fine,” he said.

The region will move to winter watering times as of midnight, Sunday 5 April whilst water restriction levels will also change in the following towns:
• Glenmorgan — will move to Level Three restrictions
• Jandowae — will move to Level Four restrictions
• Tara — will move to Level Four restrictions

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

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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