Wa­ter pain: shires goes to level 2 re­stric­tions

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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