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Soak up water-saving knowledge with MiWater

Householders in Isaac have tapped into water saving habits to help conserve the region’s precious commodity.

MiWater, a website that provides water consumption information, has proved to be a vital and useful tool for residents since the water charging program began 12 months ago following a delay.

Deputy Mayor Kelly Vea Vea has praised residents who have taken advantage of the free tool to help save water and save money.

“With the growing demand, it is vital for Council to future-proof its water security, in the past 12 months we’ve invested a total of $28 million in water and sewerage maintenance and infrastructure,” she said.

“This significant investment in water security for the region is important for residents today and tomorrow.

“Conserving and maintaining water quality is especially important in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.

“We all have a part to play in managing our important resource.

“It’s not too late to sign up to MiWater and I encourage residents to adopt water-saving behaviours.”

Council’s ongoing water consumption charging program will be in effect for Glenden from July 1 following last year’s rollout across all communities.

New water meters with automatic meter readers have been installed at 580 properties during April and May.

Cr Vea Vea said Council understands the economic realities for our region and the ongoing impact.

“We have worked hard to keep this as a fair system to stop lower water consumers subsidising heavy users to comply with the Local Government Act 2009,” she said.

“This covers the cost of owning, operating, maintaining and managing the water supply facilities and network across Isaac.”

The first water notice issued for Glenden and in line with other Isaac communities will be for the period July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 and will be issued during late January/early February, 2019.

Ratepayers can sign up to online at www.isaac.qld.gov.au/miwater. Users can set email and SMS alerts and be notified of water leaks and high consumption within days of occurrence.

Visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/water-charges for more information


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5 June 2018
 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Isaac Regional Council Manager - Brand, Media and Communications           0437 297 839