Council’s popular sprinkler swap returns on Sunday

Date published: 31 October 2018

Townsville City Council will swap hundreds of water-efficient sprinklers for free at Willows Markets on Sunday, to help locals use water more efficiently.

Townsville Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Russ Cook encouraged residents to swap their old inefficient sprinkler for a new Wobble-Tee sprinkler worth almost $35.

“These new water-efficient sprinklers are extremely popular so I’d encourage everyone who lives locally to get down to Willows Markets on Sunday,” Cr Cook said.

“The Wobble-Tee sprinklers help save water and keep lawns and gardens green by covering twice the area and using half the water as traditional sprinklers.

“The way these sprinklers are designed ensures that your lawns and gardens get a better soaking while still using less water.

Cr Cook said urged residents continued their efforts to conserve water over coming months, while Council presses ahead with the new pipeline and the recycled water reuse scheme.

“It’s important everyone does their part to help our city stick to the daily consumption target of 135ML per day until the pipeline is built by the end of next year,” Cr Cook said.

“Council is moving ahead with our 3-point water security solution but everyone can help play their part to ensure we use our water as efficiently as possible.”

Council’s 3-point water security solution includes:

  1. The new 1.8-metre diameter pipeline
  2. A recycled water re-use scheme for public greenspaces and industrial use
  3. The Water Smart Package

The Queensland Government has contributed $225 million to water security in Townsville.