Water restrictions scaled back in Maryborough

WATER restrictions in Maryborough and Tiaro have been scaled down to Level 1.

Water restrictions in Maryborough have been scaled back to Level 1 after recent heavy rains resulted in Teddington Weir to exceed capacity. PHOTO: Supplied.

This as Teddington Weir overflows following recent heavy rains across the region.

WHEW: Wet weather forecast for Hervey Bay as Level 3 water restrictions kick in

According to Wide Bay Water, the weir is currently at 105.3 per cent capacity – as at 14 November 2021.

However, Hervey Bay and surrounding areas will remain on Level 3 water restrictions. Lenthall’s Dam is just over half full, sitting at 52.3 per cent capacity.

Level 1 water restrictions in Maryborough include:

  • Gardens and lawns can be watered at any time with a water efficient hand-held hose:
  • Irrigation systems (sprinklers, drippers, soaker hoses) can be used between 4pm and 9am the next day but must be fitted with a manual or automatic timer;
  • 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 by hose is permitted at any time for a maximum of five minutes;
  • Swimming pools, spas and water features can be filled at any time with a water efficient hand-held hose); and
  • Vehicle and boat cleaning is permitted at any time with a water efficient hand-held hose.

Click here to view the Level 3 restrictions still in play in areas serviced by the Hervey Bay water supply network.

The Hervey Bay water supply network includes areas stretching from Burrum Heads and Howard across to River Heads.

WATER RESTRICTIONS: Is your property under Level 1 or 3? Find our here

You can access more information on water restrictions and the latest readings from Tedding Weir and Lenthall’s Dam on the Fraser Coast Regional Council website.

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