Save on your water bills with myh2o website
Published: 04 Nov 2021
Water bills began arriving in letterboxes this week.
The water bill notices are for the reading period from March to August 2021.
During this period, 555mm of rain fell in our region, and consumption was down four per cent compared to the same time last year.
Mayor Greg Williamson said Mackay region residents were using 191 litres each during this timeframe.
“This is right on council’s target of 200 litres per person, so we are very happy with this,” Mayor Williamson said.
“But this usage still adds up to about 5400 Olympic sized swimming pools each year for the region.
“It’s essential we continue to monitor our water use and think of ways to save, especially as we head into a traditionally dry period, so that we can protect this precious commodity,” he said.
Residents are encouraged to monitor their water use by signing up to council’s free myh20 website at www.myh2o.qld.gov.au.
Mayor Williamson said the myh2o website was the best way to avoid expensive water bills.
“As well as alerting you to leaks, the myh2o website shows you how much water you’re using each day, how much it’s costing you and how you can put plans in place to save,” he said.
“You can also set water consumption targets and if you go over you are sent a message via email or SMS.”
This round of water bill notices is due on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact council on 1300 MACKAY (622 529) to discuss payment plan options.