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Water restrictions relaxed across several Western Downs towns

28 January 2015

Recent rainfall has provided welcome relief to some towns across the Western Downs region giving water catchments in Condamine, Dalby and Dulacca a much-needed boost to their water supply reserves.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Utilities — Water, Wastewater and Gas Councillor George Moore said local water supplies have recovered enough to allow Level Two restrictions to come into effect in these towns from midnight, Monday 2 February.

“Condamine, Dalby and Dulacca have received some long-awaited rainfall over the past few weeks and this has resulted in an easing of water restriction levels for these towns,” he said.

“From midnight Monday 2 February, Level Two water restrictions will come into effect in Condamine, Dalby and Dulacca.

“Council appreciates the effort that residents have made when tighter water restrictions were in place, and by continuing to be mindful of water usage over the coming months, in spite of recent rainfall, residents will help to maintain higher water supply levels in all towns through the drier winter months.

“This change in water restrictions is also a friendly reminder to residents, businesses and short-term visitors in the region to be aware of the activities permitted under whichever water restriction level applies in that town. If you’re not sure what restrictions are in place in your town, please visit Council’s website or call 1300 COUNCIL.”

A total ban on outside water use on Monday’s still applies to all water restriction levels across the region.

Council officers will monitor adherence to Council’s Water Restriction Policy through regular patrols across the region.

For more information on permitted activities under each water restriction level, call 1300 COUNCIL or visit Council’s Water Restrictions webpage.

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