Water restrictions revoked

Date published: 21 December 2020

Water restrictions implemented following a rupture of the water pipe linking the Ross River Dam to the Douglas Water Treatment Plant on 11 December have today been revoked.

Following ongoing commissioning and careful testing of the pipeline since the repairs were completed, Council no longer considers that there is an urgent need for water restrictions pursuant to sections 41 and 43 of the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008.

Council’s water conservation measures remain within the Townsville area to help ensure the city’s water security. Visit Council's website for more information on Water Conservation Measures.

Council again thanks Townsville and Magnetic Island residents and business owners for their cooperation, understanding and patience.

Notice of Revocation of Service Provider Restrictions.