UPDATE – Temporary Level 3 Restrictions to Eidsvold’s Water Supply

Jan 29, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

North Burnett Regional Council advises residents that the temporary Level 5 water restrictions for Eidsvold residents has been eased to Level 3 restrictions.

Storage in the Eidsvold township water reservoir is increasing steadily and it is anticipated that the temporary Level 3 water restriction will be lifted once the reservoir is re-instated by the end of the week.  Residents will be advised when Level 3 water restrictions have been lifted.

Mayor Rachel Chambers urges all Eidsvold residents to please use this water responsibly.

Affected residents are advised that flushing of taps may be necessary as discoloration of water may occur following this work.  Note: Please exercise air bleed of hot water system following current works.

Level 3 Water Restrictions:

 Private Lawns, Gardens and Sports Grounds

  • Sprinklers, micro spray and drip systems must not be used at any time.
  • Attended hand held hoses permitted on THREE days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) between the hours of 4pm and 7pm ONLY.
  • Watering cans or buckets can be used at any time.
  • Lawn areas must not be watered at any time.

Private Swimming Pools, Spas or Ponds – Newly constructed swimming pools and spas must not be filled for the first time without the written permission of Council. Existing swimming pools and spas must not be topped up except by means of hand held hoses, or by means of watering cans or buckets filled directly from taps.

Fountains – Fountains must not operate unless they recycle water. Water lost from fountains must not be replaced.

Paved Areas – Cleaning – Water must not be used to clean paved areas unless cleaning is required as a result of an accident, fire, health hazard or other emergency.

Farm Dams and Tanks – Topping Up – Farm Dams and tanks must not be topped up except Dams or tanks providing water for fire fighting, public health or stock watering purposes but only to the extent necessary to reasonably provide for these purposes.

Sports Grounds – Non‐active playing surfaces must not be watered without the written permission of Council. Active playing surfaces can only be watered using: Sprinklers, micro sprays or drip systems 4pm to 7pm during permitted garden watering times. With hand held hoses immediately before or at the time of use. With watering cans or buckets filled directly from taps.

Commercial Market Garden or Plant Nursery – No restrictions on designated watering days.

Window Cleaning – Water must only be used on designated watering days. Allowable methods are: A trigger hose, with the written permission of Council. Buckets or watering can filled directly from tap.

Mobile Water Tankers – Filling – Mobile water tankers must not be filled except tankers that are supplying water for use inside domestic premises, or fire fighting or stock watering purposes.

Vehicles – Cleaning – Water must not be used to clean vehicles unless cleaning is required for health or safety reasons. – Cleaning for health and safety reasons must be undertaken using watering cans or buckets filled directly from taps or trigger hoses which can be used only to rinse vehicles after washing.

Any Other Purpose – Water must not be used without the written permission of Council

Council acknowledges the co-operation given by residents and thanks them for their responsiveness and assistance while restrictions are in place.  Council urges consumers to continue to use water appropriately and in a waterwise manner.

For further information about the Level Five restrictions, please call Council’s Works Department on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) during business hours or visit Council’s website www.northburnett.qld.gov.au and refer to Services / Water Services.

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