Please adhere to restrictions
CAPRICORN Coast residents are urged to comply with the Level 3 water restrictions adopted by Rockhampton Regional Council on October 6.
Chair of Council's Water Committee Cr Greg Belz said the council had increased water restrictions from Level 1 to Level 3 due to an unprecedented 46% increase in average water consumption on the Capricorn Coast for September.
Ogmore is also on Level 3 and will see the pumping of its non-potable supply limited to one day per week.
Cr Belz said the average water consumption on the coast had increased from 9.4 ML/day (September 2008) to 13.7ML/day (September 2009) with a peak of 16.2 ML/day on 19 September.
“The Capricorn Coast restrictions only apply to customers who are supplied from Woodbury Water Treatment Plant and a map is available on the council's website showing which areas fall under the Level 3 water restrictions area.”
Cr Belz said that for all residential premises under Level 3 restrictions, irrigation systems and sprinklers were banned, no watering of existing turf or lawns was permitted - new turf by limited exemption - and hand-held watering was permitted only during the hours of 6am to 9am and 5pm to 8pm.
“Obviously, those residents who use recycled water or bore water are not subject to these restrictions,” he said.
“National Water Week, running from 18 to 24 October with the theme, 'Securing Our Water Future', is a timely reminder that water is one of the most precious commodities and we all have some responsibility for our water future.
“A secure and sustainable water supply for the region is the future for current and future generations,” he said.
For Gracemere, Mount Morgan and Rockhampton, there are now no water restrictions - watering is allowed 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Cr Belz urged all residents to use water wisely and responsibly, and said it was vital for Capricorn Coast residents to comply with the Level 3 water restrictions for the coast.
A fact sheet detailing what activities are restricted on Level 3 restrictions, along with a map of affected areas, can be downloaded from Rockhampton Regional Council's website, www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au, or phone 1300 22 55 77.