LEVEL 1 WATER RESTRICTIONS START TODAY!
A poor wet season and prolonged dry season have prompted Douglas Shire Council to issue Level 1 water restrictions from today (thursday, November 3).
General manager operations Nick Wellwood said the intake levels for all water supplies within the Douglas Shire are on a downward trend and unable to keep up with demand.
“The physical water level in all intakes is low and representative of drought conditions,” Mr Wellwood said.
“Consumption is on a steady increase in line with seasonal trends which could prove problematic if current trends continue.”
Under Level 1 water restrictions, watering is only permitted between the hours of 6am 9am and 6pm - 9pm on alternate days with a: • Sprinkler; • Hand-held trigger or twist nozzle; • Irrigation system; or • Watering can or bucket. “Alternate days” shall mean designated days of water use.
• Properties with an odd street number may water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday;
•Properties with an even street number may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday;
•Properties without a Council-prescribed street number may water on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday;
•No watering is permitted on Monday
On the spot fines (Penalty Infringement Notices) of $365 for Residential Customers and $1828 for Non-Residential Customers apply for non-compliance of restrictions.
Further details of Level 1 restrictions can be found on Council’s website www.douglas.qld.gov.au or by contacting Council on 4099 9444.
Level 1 water restrictions were in particular targeted at the big water consumers such as resorts but everyone is urged to play their part.
“Every drop of water saved counts and with such an environmentally-aware community we’re appreciative of any efforts to reduce water consumption,” Mr Wellwood said.