Water restrictions in Emerald, Blackwater and Bluff will increase to level two from 8 October 2020.
These restrictions apply to the use of urban treated and raw water. They do not apply to:
- Rain, grey or private bore water.
- Properties holding their own water allocations or license.
- Properties with a council exemption.
Mayor Kerry Hayes said with no significant inflow into the Fairbairn Dam over recent months the restrictions were expected.
‘We ask people to do all the smart things they are already doing and use water as wisely as possible,’ he said.
‘Let’s hope our summer season brings good rainfall and replenishment.’
‘But obviously, if it stays like this we will be moving to other levels later in the summer, but let’s hope that doesn’t need to happen.’