FRASER COAST residents and businesses are being urged to continue being water-wise.
Level Two water restrictions remain in place across the region despite welcome rainfall throughout April and May.
This means sprinklers and irrigation systems can only be used three nights a week between 6pm and 8am.
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Gardens can be watered with a hose between 6pm and 8am every day.
Division 9 Councillor David Lee said recent rainfall had been “patchy” and not enough fell in dam catchment areas to lift Level Two restrictions.
Severe rainfall deficiencies over the past 18-months mean Lenthall’s Dam remained at around 60 per cent capacity.
“We are continuing to encourage Fraser Coast residents to watch their water use, particularly outdoors, to help slow down the depletion of our dams.
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“It might be mulching your garden, using a swimming pool cover or checking regularly for water leaks – every little bit helps and every drop counts. By being water-wise, you not only save water, you also save money on your water bill,” Cr Lee said.
Level Two water restrictions include:
- Hand held hoses are permitted between 6pm and 8am but must have a water efficient trigger nozzle;
- Irrigation systems (sprinklers, drippers, soaker hoses) are permitted on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 6pm and 8am only;
- Washing windows and cleaning paved or concrete surfaces, external walls or public facilities is permitted at any time but only with a water efficient, high pressure device (eg gerni);
- Boat motor and trailer flushing is permitted at any time for a maximum of five minutes at a low water flow;
- Filling of swimming pools, spas and water features is only permitted between 6pm and 8am and must be monitored at all times;
- Vehicle and boat cleaning is permitted at an time with handheld hoses (fitted with a water efficient trigger nozzle) and
- Water tanks connected to or topped up by drinking water supply are subject to the current water restrictions.
More information about Fraser Coast’s current level two water restrictions is available here.