New 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.
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 conditions for both residential water use and business water use.
Effective from 11 December 2010
SCHEDULE 1 Toowoomba Regional Council Water Restrictions
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.
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...
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: