Water restrictions

Water restrictions across the region

Water tapNew water restrictions now apply to properties connected to the bulk water supplies for Toowoomba and Greenmount areas. From 11 December 2010 water restrictions eased to Permanent Conservation Measures for all residents and businesses, allowing for many more options for use of town water.

These measures currently apply only to Toowoomba bulk water supply users and to those accessing water supply schemes throughout the towns of Greenmount, Cambooya, Vale View, Wyreema and Hodgsonvale.

Restrictions remain in force for other areas within the region (see articles below).

All residents are urged to minimise water usage at all times to preserve existing supplies. Private bore water users are also requested to reduce usage where possible as aquifer levels throughout the region have been stressed.

Detailed information on current water restrictions are available below.

Permanent Conservation Measures summarised

The main intention of Permanent Conservation Measures is to promote efficient use of our water resources.

Permanent Conservation Measures apply to the following water supply schemes providing town water:

  • Toowoomba Bulk Water supply (Toowoomba, Highfields, Hampton, Crows Nest, Oakey, Westbrook, Gowrie Junction, Kingsthorpe, Jondaryan, Meringandan and Goombungee)
  • Greenmount, Cambooya, Vale View, Wyreema and Hodgson Vale.

Full details can be found in the Service Provider Water Restriction schedule below, as well as Fact sheets (based on specific categories) which outline the conditons for both residential water use and business water use.

Read more: Permanent Conservation Measures summarised

Efficient Irrigation Guidelines

Water Efficiency GuidelineEfficient Sprinkler 300X199

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.

1. Important regulatory 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.

Read more: Efficient Irrigation Guidelines

Yarraman water restrictions - Level 1

This is the current water restriction level for Yarraman water supply scheme users. A summary of conditions of water use when at this water restriction level is as follows.

Read more: Yarraman water restrictions - Level 1

Clifton water restrictions

This is the current water restrictions level for Clifton water supply users. A summary of conditions of water use at this restriction level is as follows...

Read more: Clifton water restrictions

Millmerran & Cecil Plains water restrictions

This is the current water restriction level for Millmerran and Cecil Plains towns supplied with reticulated water.  A summary of conditions of water use at this restriction level is as follows...

Read more: Millmerran & Cecil Plains water restrictions

Pittsworth & Brookstead water restrictions

This is the current water restriction level for Pittsworth and Brookstead water supply schemes. A summary of conditions of water use at this restriction level is as follows:

Read more: Pittsworth & Brookstead water restrictions

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