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Current Water Restrictions

The following restrictions are effective from Friday 1 November 2019

MEDIUM LEVEL WATER RESTRICTIONS

FOR YELARBON, INGLEWOOD, TEXAS AND GOONDIWINDI TOWN SUPPLY USERS

TARGET

Residential - 250L per person per day.

Commercial - 10% reduction.

GENERAL WATERING OF LAWNS AND GARDENS
Bucket watering

All properties any day or time.

Hand held hoses and sprinklers
6 - 7am & 6 - 7pm

Odd numbered properties Tues, Thurs and Sat.

Even or unnumbered properties Wed, Fri and Sun.

No watering Mondays.

Irrigation systems
8pm - midnight
(max 3hrs per week)

Odd numbered properties Tues, Thurs and Sat.

Even or unnumbered properties Wed, Fri and Sun.

No watering Mondays.

OTHER CLEANING ACTIVITIES

Hard surface pressure cleaning
(hoses not permitted)
6 - 7am & 6 - 7pm

Odd numbered properties Sat.

Even or unnumbered properties Sun.

No watering Mondays.

Vehicle washing
(on lawns only with trigger hose nozzle)
6 - 7am & 6 - 7pm

Odd numbered properties Tues, Thurs and Sat.

Even or unnumbered properties Wed, Fri and Sun.

No watering Mondays.

Bucket use anytime, all properties

Topping up pools
6 - 7am & 6 - 7pm

Odd numbered properties Tues, Thurs and Sat.

Even or unnumbered properties Wed, Fri and Sun.

No watering Mondays.

Filling up pools Pools must not be filled without Council permission.  Pool owners are encouraged to keep their pool covered when not in use.
WATER RESTRICTION EXEMPTION

Council may grant an exemption in special circumstances. To apply contact Council.  Bores, tanks and riparian licences are outside of Council's control and water restrictions do not apply to these.

Downloads:

Fact Sheet on Medium Level Water Restrictions

Reducing Water Tips

Home Water Audit

Online Calculator Tool

Water Wise Information Sheet

Water Saving Tips

High Water Use Checklist for Households

There are a number of factors that may cause your water bill to increase. Slight changes within your household consumption or a concealed water leak can impact your bill.  The following checklist may help you narrow down what is causing the unusually high water bill.

  • Did you have any guests or extra laundry demands?
  • Have you had any new water appliance or fittings installed recently?
  • Do you see or hear water running or dripping from toilets, taps, pipes or hoses?
  • Have you made changes to your garden?
  • Is the timer working on your irrigation system?
  • If you have a swimming pool is the auto-fill system working properly?
  • Has your household been taking longer showers?
  • Have you had any recent leaks or plumbing work completed, that could have contributed to increased water use?
  • Are re-circulating pumps working on any ornamental water features?
  • Check your evaporative air conditioners are functioning correctly.

Water Saving Tips for Commercial Properties

  • Conduct monthly inspections of your business, focusing on piping joints, toilets, showers, taps, pump seals, hose nozzles, shut-off valves, cooling towers, etc.
  • Poorly maintained equipment can often be prone to leaks. Check any equipment that uses water on a regular basis and put in place preventative maintenance schedules to help avoid potential issues.
  • For underground or concealed pipe work, plumbing companies can be employed to use acoustic leak detection units and pressure testing to locate leaks. 

Water Leaks:

Repairing a Water Leak on your Property

If the water leak is in one of your pipes (the property owner's pipes), you should call a licensed plumber.  Please note that you will be charged for the water that your property uses while the leak remains unrepaired.

Local Dam Management:

Sunwater manages our dam supplies - to find out more information on dams, including water levels visit their website