Council limits use of weeper hoses
Date published: 13 December 2016
Weeper hoses will be restricted in line with Level 3 water restrictions.
Council today voted to limit their use to four hours per week - one hour in the morning (6am-7am) and one hour in the evening (6pm-7pm) on the odds and evens system.
The decision was made after community feedback, and consultation with the councillors and staff.
The change will commence on December 19.
Mayor Jenny Hill said the change was necessary to prolong the need to move to Level 4 restrictions for as long as possible.
“Our target on Level 3 restrictions is 100ML per day and if we can stick to those levels then there will not be a need to move to Level 4 restrictions,” Cr Hill said.
“Many residents have done the right thing and used weeper hoses to protect trees and garden beds and this will ensure those people are not disadvantaged.
“Our current pumping from the Burdekin in conjunction with Level 3 consumption targets is a sustainable strategy until the drought breaks.”
Odds – Wednesday and Sunday
Evens – Tuesday and Saturday