Residents asked to be water wise as restrictions ease

Date published: 26 February 2019

Townsville City Council has eased water restrictions at today’s Full Meeting but interim water conservation measures will remain until the 3-point water security solution is delivered.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said residents will now be able use their sprinklers and automatic irrigation from dusk till dawn 3 days a week on an odds and evens system.

“Council has eased water restrictions now that the dam levels have risen but we want to ensure the community continues to be water smart,” Cr Hill said.

“If our community uses water wisely we will have sufficient supplies in the dam until the 3-point water security solution is delivered.

“Our Water Smart package will also support resident to transition to a more efficient use of such a precious resource.

“We have listened to the community to allow residents more flexibility in using water but we are still encouraging residents to keep being water smart.”

Townsville Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Russ Cook said these interim measures will be in place until the 3-point water security solution is delivered.

“We want to ensure Townsville’s water is secure now and into the future,” Cr Cook said.

“We thank residents for reducing their water use so we could get through the drought until the big wet.

“Council understands how important our water is and that’s why we want to ensure we preserve such a precious resource while still allowing residents to use water when they need it.”

The interim water conservation measures were adopted today at Full Council and will take effect on 1 March.