Level 1 water restrictions Middlemount

Isaac Regional Council in conjunction with Anglo American advises Middlemount residents that Level 1 water restrictions will come into effect on Monday, December 3, 2018. Due to the current decline rate of Bundoora Dam and Anglo American’s requirements to maintain the continuity of raw water supply to its operations, Council has been requested to reduce the town water supply allocation to Middlemount to 90 per cent.

Level 2 water restrictions advisory Dysart and Middlemount

Isaac Regional Council advises Dysart and Middlemount residents that Level 2 water restrictions will come into effect between March 8 and March 15, 2019. These measures are due to maintenance activities at Binegang Pump Station during this time.

Level 4 water restrictions Advisory Nebo

Isaac Regional Council advises residents to immediately restrict non-essential water use due to a major main break to the tower, repair work is occuring.

Level 4 water restrictions are in effect until normal supply until levels are restored. 

Water Conservation Measures

Watering days

  • Odd numbered premises water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  • Even numbered premises water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Properties without a Council prescribed street number may water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • The reason for these watering days is to reduce the cost of infrastructure upgrades and operations, keeping the cost of service low.

These measures are best practice and should be used all year round.

  • No hand held hoses between 9am-5pm daily
  • No fixed sprinklers, micro-spray, drip irrigation systems nor unattended hoses between 9am to 5pm daily
  • No watering between 9am-5pm daily
  • Private cars, trucks, boats and motor flushing to be cleaned on grass areas where possible using buckets and a final rise with a water efficient nozzle hose at any time.
  • Gutters should not be cleaned by using a hand-held hose
  • Paths not to be hosed down unless using a bucket and mop or high pressure device. Exceptions: if cleaning is required as a result of accidents, removal of algae growth, moss, etc or prior to painting.

They are not enforceable unless under specific water restrictions level 1-4.

Water restriction levels for private gardens and lawns

Level 1 (low)

  • No watering on any day between 9 am and 5 pm.
  • Watering permitted 5 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 9 pm on watering days with a:
    • Sprinkler
    • Hand-held hose
    • Automated Irrigation System

Level 2 (medium)

  • No watering on any day between 9 am and 5 pm.
  • Watering permitted 5 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 9 pm on watering days with a:
    • Hand-held hose
    • Automated Irrigation System (garden beds only, no grassed areas)

Level 3 (high)

  • No watering on any day between 9 am and 5 pm.
  • Watering permitted 5 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 9 pm on watering days with a:
    • Watering can or bucket

Level 4 (critical)

  • No watering permitted

 

Application for Exemption for Mobile Water Tankers in Water Restrictions (PDF, 52KB)
Application for Exemption for Residential and Commercial in Water Restrictions (PDF, 513KB)

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Water Restrictions Advisory - Level 2, St Lawrence

Isaac Regional Council advises St Lawrence residents that Level 2 water restrictions will come into effect on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Current storage in the St Lawrence Creek Weir, which supplies the local water treatment plant, has fallen more than 1.25 metres below spillway level, which is the trigger for Level 2 water restrictions.

LEVEL 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS

For residential users
No watering on any day between 9am and 5pm.
Watering permitted 5am to 9am and 5pm to 9pm on watering days with a:

  • Hand-held hose
  • Automated Irrigation System (garden beds only, no grassed areas)

Watering Days
Odd numbered houses water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Even numbered houses water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Properties without a street number on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

For commercial users
No watering between 9am and 5pm when connected to the Potable Reticulation Network and using potable water.

  • Top up of pools, ponds and spas only – no filling
  • No topping up of tanks/dams unless for firefighting purposes.

For water tankers
Mobile water tankers, other than tankers directly used for firefighting purposes, must not be filled with water from the water supply system except by way of exemption from Isaac Regional Council. Filling must occur via a metered standpipe only used on designated watering days in the specific time period as per residential use. Applications for an exemption must describe use and volumes required. Exemption approval will be based on social, health, environmental or economic considerations. No water to be used for dust suppression
Visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/water-restrictions for more information.

If you require further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).


Rod Ferguson
Acting Chief Executive Officer


24 October 2018


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