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All communities throughout the Toowoomba Region will move to stricter water restrictions coming into effect from Monday 2nd December, 2019.

Water and Waste Committee Chair Nancy Sommerfield said “Under the new residential water restrictions, the daily water use for residents on low level water restrictions will be 200 litres per person per day (L/p/d) unchanged, medium level will move to 175 (L/p/d), high level moves to 150 (L/p/d) and extreme moves to 125 (L/p/d),”

“This means the current target levels for the communities of Brookstead, Clifton, Greenmount, Hodgson Vale, Nobby, Pittsworth and Southbrook will all move to 175 (L/p/d) whilst Yarraman, Cecil Plains, Vale View and Cambooya will be on 150 (L/p/d)” she said.

Cr Sommerfield went on to say “I think everyone realises the impact the current drought is having on our Region and it’s important we respond to these trying conditions by limiting our water use.”

“In addition to these changes, all communities presently on low level water restrictions will be moved to medium level on 2 December.”

The communities affected by this are Haden, Kulpi, Millmerran and all residents connected to the Toowoomba Bulk Supply (Cabarlah, Crows Nest, Goombungee, Gowrie Junction, Hampton, Highfields, Jondaryan, Kingsthorpe, Meringandan, Oakey, Toowoomba, Westbrook and Wyreema).

“While our combined dam levels are still around 34%, the future rain outlook isn’t promising, and as such, we felt it was imperative we made these changes to ensure water security for the Region” Cr Sommerfield said.

“Residents connected to the Toowoomba Bulk Supply are using about 185 (L/p/d) at the moment so this shouldn’t be a major change but as we all as know, any reduction in water use could provide long-term benefits so let’s all reduce water use wherever possible.

“As part of the new restriction levels, there will also be changes to times when residents are able to water around the house, so I encourage all residents to visit our website and become familiar with what level they are on.”

Table of changes to water restriction levels for the entire Region effective Monday 2nd December, 2019.

For enquiries on water restrictions, please visit www.tr.qld.gov.au/water or contact Council on 131 872.

Submitted by:
Brendan Steinhardt
Principal Media and Strategic Relations
Stakeholder Engagement and Communications
Toowoomba Regional Council
www.tr.qld.gov.au

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