Level two (2) water restrictions for Biggenden & Mt Perry

Dec 13, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

Commencing Monday, 16 December 2019.  

At Council’s General Meeting in Gayndah on Wednesday, 11 December 2019, the North Burnett Regional Council received a report and endorsed the recommendation to implement level two (2) water restrictions in both Biggenden and Mt Perry.

Level 2 restrictions will commence Monday, 16 December 2019.

Council’s Drought Management Plan includes trigger points where Council needs to act to ensure long-term water sustainability for our towns.  Due to the continuing dry weather, Council’s Technical Services team has noted reduced bore water levels in Biggenden and Mt Perry, which has triggered the response for water restrictions.

If water levels continue to decrease than further restrictions may apply.

“Council are closely monitoring the water situation and are calling for all residents to understand the new conditions and help conserve this precious resource” Mayor Chambers said.

Level two (2) restrictions for Biggenden and Mount Perry include:

  • Sprinklers must not be used at any time.
  • Micro spray and drip systems fitted with timers can be used Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 4pm and
  • Attended hand held hoses, water can or bucket watering is permitted at any time on designated days only.
  • Water must not be used to clean paved areas (unless required as the result of accident, fire, health hazard or other emergency).
  • Private swimming pools or spas may only be topped up during permitted watering times.
  • Newly constructed ponds must not be filled for the first time without the written permission of Council.
  • Commercial market garden or plant nurseries – no restrictions on designated watering days.
  • Exemptions may apply. Individuals or businesses can apply for an exemption by completing an Exemption Request Form that is available in Councils General Policy 247 – Drought Management of Urban Water located on our website under policies. https://www.northburnett.qld.gov.au/publications/

Click here to see the full restrictions in place.

 For further information on water restrictions see Council’s website www.northburnett.qld.gov.au/water-services/, contact Council’s Technical Services team on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au

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