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Water Supply & Use

WATER SUPPLY & USE

ImageOver 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. Please see details below.

Forsayth Water Restrictions: LEVEL 3

Level 3 restrictions will now apply to all water connections within the Forsayth Water Supply Scheme. Notice is hereby given of water restrictions in accordance with the Local Government Act and the Water Act 2002 Section 388(1) Restricting water supply. The following restrictions are effective from midnight on Thursday 5th December 2019.

SPRINKLERS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TIME. 

Hand held hoses can only be used between the hours of 6am - 8am and 7pm - 9pm. 

Watering Cans or Buckets filled directly from taps can be used anytime. 

Micro spray and drip systems fitted with timers can be used between 7pm to 8am on alternate days. 

Zone A>> Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

Zone B>> Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

BREACHES OF THESE RESTRICTIONS MAY RESULT IN AN ON THE SPOT FINE.


Georgetown Water Restrictions: LEVEL 3

Level 3 restrictions will now apply to all water connections within the GEORGETOWN WATER SUPPLY SCHEME. Notice is hereby given of water restrictions in accordance with the Local Government Act and the Water Act 2002 Section 388(1) Restricting water supply. The following restrictions are effective from midnight on Thursday 5th December 2019.

SPRINKLERS ARE NOT TO BE USED.

Hand held hoses must only be used between the hours of 6am - 8am and 7pm - 9pm on alternate days excluding Mondays which is a non-watering day. 

Micro spray and drip systems fitted with timers can be used between 7pm to 8am on alternate days. 

Zone A>> Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

Zone B>> Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Watering Cans or Buckets filled directly from taps can be used anytime. 

BREACHES OF THESE RESTRICTIONS MAY RESULT IN AN ON THE SPOT FINE.