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Revised level 3 water restrictions

Council has revised the conservation measures of the level three water restrictions after low water pressure has been caused during the peak times.    
 
From today, level three water restrictions will move from all households being able to use hand held hoses fitted with a trigger nozzle each morning and night, to odd and even households on different days. 
 
For odd numbered houses hosing is permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and for even numbered houses hosing is permitted on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Hosing must only be within 6am to 8am and 6pm to 8pm, with no hosing permitted on Mondays. 
 
Cassowary Coast Mayor John Kremastos said Council is seriously concerned as consumption levels have increased again.    
 
“Come on people, this is outrageous – residents in Brisbane use on average 150 litres per person per day and you are using more than 700 litres per person per day,” said Mayor Kremastos. 
 
“Our supply levels are depleting rapidly and we need to take some drastic measures to reduce our consumption levels now.
 
“Water is the new gold!” 
 
CCRC Manager of Water Geoffrey Smart said we have seen some modest reduction with consumption since the level 3 restrictions were introduced, but clearly we still have a long way to go to communicate the serious nature of our supply situation and to get people to significantly moderate their usage.
 
“Residents are also requested to notify Council’s Customer Service Section on Phone 1300 763 903 immediately if they see any broken or leaking water mains. Please don’t assume we know about it,” said Mr Smart.
 
“Council staff are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to attend to leaks or breaks on Council’s mains.
 
“Our response during these restrictions will be a priority.”
 
Council will be actively promoting water conservation measures and will also be monitoring compliance of residents and businesses with water restrictions.   
 
If residents are noncompliant to the level 3 water restrictions, a warning notice will be issued. These will be first and final warning notices with a possibility of fines being imposed if the behaviour is repeated. 
 
Please note that water restrictions do not apply to those residents using bores or rainwater tanks. 
 
Council is asking anyone who uses bores or rainwater tanks to install signage on their fences to ensure they do not receive complaints against them. A Council endorsed sign with CCRC logo is available from Council at no cost if application is made for the sign and property owners authorise Council officers to inspect their installation.
 
The Council website will be updated weekly with water consumption data so the community can track progress towards sustainable consumption levels.
 
For more information on water restrictions and how to reduce your consumption, please go to the Council website http://www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/water-restrictions.    
 
Updated Level 3 water conservation measures:
  • Sprinklers, micro-spray and drip water systems must not be used.
  • Hand held hoses fitted with a trigger nozzle can be used between 6am and 8am and 6pm and 8pm for the following days:
    • For odd numbered houses hosing is permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and;
    • For even numbered houses, hosing is permitted on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
    • No hosing is permitted on Mondays.
  • Watering cans or buckets directly filled from taps can be used at any time.

 

Fines may apply for water use not in accordance with Council’s Schedule of Water Restrictions.

 
END
29/11/18