Water­wise res­i­dents avoid fines

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

TOWNSVILLE City Coun­cil has is­sued just nine fines to res­i­dents for break­ing water re­stric­tions since Jan­uary 1.

The city’s daily water us­age has av­er­aged about 89ML each day – well un­der the 100ML tar­get – in the same pe­riod.

Water and Waste Com­mit­tee chair Cr Paul Ja­cobs said the city had “re­ally come on board” with the coun­cil’s water- wise mes­sage.

Cr Ja­cobs said the coun­cil was re­view­ing a pre­vi­ous de- sign for the du­pli­ca­tion of a sup­ply link from the Bur­dekin Falls Dam, in line with the rec­om­men­da­tions of the Townsville Water Task Force.

“That work has been pri­ori­tised and we should be in a po­si­tion to an­nounce time­frames and the pro­cure­ment process for con­struc­tion of the pipeline over the next cou­ple of months,” he said.

“This will in­clude look­ing to en­gage as many lo­cal sup­pli­ers as pos­si­ble.”

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