UPDATED: Level One Water Restrictions Commencing Wednesday 15 November
Please note the use of sprinklers and irrigation systems must only be used on alternate days, in the morning between 6am to 8am and in the evening between 6pm and 8pm.
Due to recent dry weather and increased consumption, Level 1 water restrictions are in place on the Cassowary Coast from tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 November 2023. These restrictions apply to all private, commercial and industrial sectors across the region unless otherwise noted.
On Level 1 water restrictions the use of sprinklers and irrigation systems must only be used on alternate days, in the morning between 6am to 8am and in the evening between 6pm and 8pm:
- Odd-numbered houses – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
- Even-numbered houses – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
- No automated watering on Mondays
Council is encouraging everyone to please be water-wise and to help steady intake levels until rainfall arrives.
Environment portfolio Councillor Jeff Baines said making small changes can assist in conserving water across the region.
“Council is encouraging Cassowary Coast residents to monitor their water use by following the designated times and days in which you can water,” said Councillor Baines
“Rainfall during October was below average across most of Queensland including the Cassowary Coast, and even though we are in the wettest region of Australia the community needs to be mindful of conserving our precious water. Every drop counts.”
“Council is allocated a daily amount of water for each creek across the region. As water levels of the creeks decline due to dry weather, it becomes difficult for Council to draw enough water into our networks. By applying water restrictions, it ensures creeks can continue to flow, and Council can continue to meet the demand required by our region.”
Council has implemented several projects that support and improve water security on the Cassowary Coast.
- The Smart Water Meter Program– Replacing aging retail meter fleet with smart water meters.
- CCRC Water Portal – provides public access to the CCRC Water Portal to allow residents to access live smart meter data.
- Hyatt Street Reservoir Construction– renewing aging infrastructure and improving community assets.
- Water Asset Upgrades – renewing aged water infrastructure across the region.
- Education & Awareness– Community education and understanding of water security.
- Water Supply Security Assessment – Partnering with State Government to undertake a water supply security assessment of the region’s water supply.
For more information and water-saving tips go to: www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/water-restrictions