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Current Water Restrictions
The following restrictions are effective as of 19 February 2020:
Goondiwindi & Texas - Medium Restrictions
Yelarbon - Low Restrictions
Inglewood, Talwood, Bungunya and Toobeah - No restrictions
GRC Water Restriction Levels
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.
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.