Water pain: shires goes to level 2 restrictions
A poor wet season and prolonged dry season, with no breaking rain, has prompted Douglas Shire Council to issue Level 2 water restrictions from Thursday 8 December.
Intake levels for all water supplies within the Shire are still on a downward trend and unable to keep up with demand.
General manager operations Nick Wellwood said the intake levels for all water supplies within the Douglas Shire are still 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.
Under Level 2 restrictions, a total ban applies to all sprinklers, with watering only permitted between the hours of 6am - 9am and 6pm - 9pm on alternate days with a:
•Hand-held trigger or twist nozzle;
• Irrigation system (gardens only, no grassed areas); or •Watering can or bucket. “Alternate days” means 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. See www.douglas.qld.gov.au or by contacting DSC on 4099 9444.