Permanent Conservation Measures currently apply only to Toowoomba bulk water supply users (Toowoomba, Highfields, Hampton, Crows Nest, Oakey, Westbrook, Gowrie Junction, Kingsthorpe, Jondaryan, Meringandan and Goombungee) and to those accessing water supply schemes throughout the towns of Greenmount, Cambooya, Vale View, Wyreema and Hodgsonvale. These measures allow many more options for use of town water for residents and businesses.
Our WaterWise rebate program ceased on August 10, 2010 but we still continue to encourage the community to practise waterwise behaviour and, where possible through incentive programs, offer residents assistance to install water efficient appliances such as water efficient shower heads.
• your old shower rose (maximum of 2 per household)
• rates notice and
• personal ID such as a driver's licence.
The Guideline provides a framework for water-wise gardening and lawn maintenance to allow residents to enjoy their gardens, lawns and outdoor lifestyle while ensuring water is used efficiently, wisely and responsibly. If planning to use town water in an efficient irrigation system, you must ensure that your system and/or sprinklers comply with the Guideline. Alternate sources such as rainwater, bores and greywater are not restricted.
There are additional requirements for non-residential premises where the area to be irrigated exceeds 500 square metres. Check council’s Service Provider Water Restrictions schedule for more information.
This document is a summary of the main provisions of Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation Guideline as referred to in Part 8 of the Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code (The Guideline).
Definitions are used throughout the Guideline and defined terms are listed in Schedule 1. Please ensure you read Schedule 1 (at the bottom of the Guideline) as the definitions contain important information.