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Welcome rain relaxes water restrictions

28 May 2015

Recent rainfall across the Western Downs region has meant local water supplies have recovered adequately enough to allow water restrictions to ease in several towns from midnight this Sunday 31 May.

Spokesperson for Utilities — Water, Wastewater and Gas Councillor George Moore said the recent rainfall was a welcome sight across the region and would lead to an adjustment of the water restrictions in Brigalow, Chinchilla, Jandowae and Warra’s water supplies.

“The long-term sustainability of the region’s water resources is an issue of primary importance, requiring continual monitoring, even as we move into the cooler months,” he said.

“Conserving water is particularly important during our long, hot summers, but it is equally important during our cooler months. Every household has the ability and responsibility to conserve water and use it wisely.

“Even though the recent rain has allowed for a relaxation of some restrictions across the region, being mindful of water consumption and saving water will prove vital in maintaining the current levels and ensuring pressure isn’t placed on our local water supplies during instances of low rainfall.

“All consumers connected to a Council supply should be aware of their water restriction level and be conscious of their usage.”

The Western Downs towns moving to lower water restrictions as of midnight, Sunday 31 May are:

  • Brigalow, Chinchilla, Jandowae and Warra – will all move to Level Two restrictions.

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

Conditions for non-residential users may vary and more information on non-residential water restrictions is available on Council’s website.

For more information on the adjusted restriction times and permitted activities including hints and tips on water conservation go to Council’s website at www.wdrc.qld.gov.au or call 1300 COUNCIL.

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