Update #6: Replenishment of reservoirs underway

Date published: 13 December 2020

UPDATE #6 - 0900hrs 13 December

Townsville City Council continues to call on residents and commercial water users to limit water use to emergency use only (drinking water and toilet use only).

Council staff and contractors have worked through the night to undertake further works to restore the pipeline to the Douglas Water Treatment Plant.

Pumping at the treatment plant overnight and during today is expected to replenish the city’s water reservoirs to a level which would allow council to ease water restrictions for domestic customers to in-house use.

Council has enacted section 43 of the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability Act) 2008 to formally restrict the use of water across the city and Magnetic Island.

Under this legislation, Council can issue penalties to those residents and businesses found not complying with the water restrictions.

Black Weir, which forms part of the city’s water supply network, remains closed for community use from the Ring Road bridge to Ross River Dam.

Council thanks Townsville and Magnetic Island residents and business owners for their ongoing cooperation in limiting their water consumption and for their continued patience and understanding.

Residents and business owners should monitor Townsville City Council’s Disaster Dashboard for latest information and updates. A further update will be issued around 12pm.

Please note that Section 43 - Notice of Service Provider Restrictions (No. 4) 2020 has been revoked - Notice of Revocation of Service Provider Restrictions.