Latest Water Restrictions
Council’s new Drought Management Plan (adopted 28 October 2009) contains water restrictions that apply to all towns in the Southern Downs Region with a reticulated water supply. The new plan has four levels of restrictions - permanent water conservation measures, along with medium, high and extreme restriction levels.
Currently all towns in the Southern Downs region are on permanent water conservation measures, the lowest level of restrictions. Details of permanent water conservation measures are listed below for your information. Permanent water conservation measures will be in force even when water supplies are plentiful. This will be an ongoing reminder to residents and businesses to use water efficiently at all times.
The plan also specifies maximum per person water usage targets for each of the restriction levels. For example, under permanent water conservation measures residents are asked to use less than 230 litres of water, per person, per day.
Drought Management Plan
Water Saving Information
Allowed outdoor water use for domestic premises
|Target (max litres/person/day)||230 litres|
|Outdoor water use times||Anytime on 3 allocated days, except between 10am & 4pm|
|Sprinklers & fixed irrigation systems|
|Hand held hosing of gardens and lawns|
|Garden watering using buckets|
|Washing vehicles with a trigger hose|
|Washing vehicles using a bucket|
|Cleaning vehicle windows, mirrors and lights using a bucket|
|Topping up pools and spas|
|Topping up fountains & ponds|
|Cleaning paved areas using a bucket or high pressure water unit|
|Cleaning buildings using a trigger hose or high pressure water unit|
|Cleaning windows using a bucket|
1 Allowed only during set outdoor water use times.
Allocated 3 Days (Permanent, Medium & High Levels)
|Odd numbers or no number:||Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday|
|Even numbers:||Saturday, Monday & Wednesday|
For additional information on these restrictions, please contact your local Council office; Warwick on 4661 0300 or Stanthorpe 4681 5500, or download our Outdoor water use guide.
Breaching the declared restrictions may result in a fine being issued under the Water Act 2000. Your assistance with this matter is greatly appreciated.