Due to the recent, and much needed, rainfall across the Western Downs region, local water supplies have recovered adequately enough to allow water restrictions to ease in several towns from midnight this Sunday 6 April.

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Council Spokesperson for Utilities – Water, Wastewater and Gas Councillor George Moore said that the rain was a welcome relief for the region but despite the considerable rainfall, residents should continue to use their water responsibly.

“Council appreciates the effort that residents have made when tighter restrictions were in place over summer to save water, and ask that residents continue to use water efficiently. By being mindful of water usage over the coming months, residents will help decrease the chances that if the region experiences a warm spell that tougher restrictions would need to be reintroduced, especially in our larger towns like Chinchilla, Dalby and Miles.”

The Western Downs towns moving to lower water restrictions as of midnight, Sunday 6 April are:

Chinchilla, Dalby, Miles, Tara and Warra — will move to Level Two restrictions

Brigalow, Condamine and Jandowae — will move to Level One restrictions

For more information on permitted activities under each restriction visit the Council’s website or call 1300 COUNCIL.


via Western Downs Regional Council