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November 8, 2019 - Level 2 water restrictions on Cassowary Coast

Level 2 water restrictions are now in place across the Cassowary Coast region.

A spokesman from the Cassowary Coast Regional Council said that water levels at all  water intakes in the region were now very low, and in some cases approaching the levels of last year’s drought.

“Our region does not draw its water supply from dams,” according to a senior Council spokesman.

“We use intakes from local creeks and rivers and our supply of fresh, safe drinking water is controlled by the flow of water through these creeks and rivers.

“Water levels are low and there is no significant rainfall forecast for the coming few weeks. Tighter restrictions may be necessary.“

The spokesman said that while rainfall in October had been reasonable in the supply catchments north of Cardwell, consumption for October was 10% higher than this time last year. 

“As we move into drier conditions, our supply sources will not be able to match this demand,” the spokesman said.

“Supply catchments are dry and we will need a sustained period of rainfall to generate long term higher flows in our creeks and rivers.  The rainfall in October has had no lasting impact to intake levels.

“Please be mindful of our limited supplies.  Please follow the relevant restriction levels. Council officers may impose fines against consumers who breach restrictions.”

For details about Level 2 water restrictions and how they may affect you, please go to: www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/water-restrictions