What can you do to help conserve our water?

Published: 20 Oct 2020

Residents are being asked to think of ways to help conserve our water supply.

The call comes with this week (October 19-25) marking National Water Week and our conditions starting to get drier.

Mayor Greg Williamson said National Water Week was the perfect opportunity for all of us to think about our water practices, especially as our land is starting to get drier.

“We haven’t had much rain over the last couple of months and residents are starting to use their sprinklers,” he said.

“Residents need to keep in mind our daily consumption target is 200 litres per person per day.”

Mayor Williamson said if everyone followed council’s permanent outdoor water conservation measures, we could conserve our most precious resource.

“Last year council adopted permanent outdoor water conservation measures, where residents can water outdoors before 10am and after 4pm on alternate days only,” he said.

“Even numbered properties on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and odd and unnumbered properties on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and no watering on Mondays.”

“These measures help reduce evaporation losses and don’t put a strain on our water infrastructure.”

Mayor Williamson said residents could also conserve water by keeping track of their usage and changing their behaviour accordingly.

“Residents can keep track of their usage on council’s free myh2o.qld.gov.au website,” he said.

“You can see how much water you’re using each day, how much it’s costing you and receive alerts for high usage and water leaks on your property, so you can take the necessary steps to save water and money.”