Water restrictions to stay
HEAVY rains might have battered Mount Morgan, Yeppoon and Gracemere over the past few days, but water restrictions remain in place.
From this week the Capricorn Coast has moved to Level 1 restrictions – which ban the watering of yards between 9am and 4pm.
And in both Mount Morgan and Gracemere, the restrictions are set at Level 2, which means a ban on watering on Mondays and every other day.
Cr Greg Belz, chairman of Rockhampton Regional Council’s Water Committee, said although Mount Morgan’s Number Seven dam was full, the supply from Fletcher’s Creek was not sufficient to justify lifting the restrictions last week.
And at Gracemere there are infrastructure limits to the amount of water that can be supplied into the town’s network and that’s why councillors felt it necessary to leave restrictions in place.
There are no restrictions in Rockhampton and areas north of the city, including Glendale, Glenlee and The Caves.
Yesterday Cr Belz was inspecting $2 million worth of electrical upgrades to the South Rockhampton Sewerage Treatment Plant which will significantly reduce the system’s production of greenhouse gases.
The plant serves the majority of the city south of the river, including the major commercial and industrial areas.
The investment is to ensure all sewerage plants are properly maintained.