Over recent years it has become clear that our current water usage across Queensland is not sustainable. Our water resources are under increasing pressure as a result of climate change, population growth and increasing customer demand. Etheridge Shire Council together with the State Government is taking steps to ensure we have sustainable water supply systems for future generations.
In 2005, the Water Act 2000 was amended to include a requirement for all Water Service Providers in Queensland to prepare, and submit for registration, a Drought Management Plan (DMP) for each service area/authority area in which the service provider supplies water.
Water restrictions do apply in all of the townships within the Etheridge Shire.