21 November, 2020 18:47
Flows in Canungra Creek are approaching 0.5 megalitres per day today, moving Canungra into level two drought response.
Urban Utilities and bulk water supplier Seqwater are asking residents to continue their water-saving efforts and reduce their water use wherever they can.
Urban Utilities spokesperson, Michelle Cull, said they were working with Seqwater and were ready to respond if the creek stops flowing.
“Seqwater is getting ready to start tankering drinking water to Canungra to maintain the town supply,” she said.
“This will happen if flows in the creek stop and Canungra moves to level three drought response. Based on the current conditions we expect that could occur in the coming days.”
Seqwater is tracking flows in Canungra Creek daily and Urban Utilities is closely monitoring water usage in town, which is currently around 165 litres per person per day.
Ms Cull said residents who rely on tank water should consider their circumstances now.
“If Seqwater needs to take its water treatment plant offline, we plan to maintain direct access to the Canungra tanker filling station for local off-network households,” she said.
“Commercial carting operators will be directed to use alternative filling stations, with the closest being in Helen St, Beaudesert.
“We recommend residents on tank water plan ahead for the potential that delivery times from commercial carters could increase during this period.”
Water restrictions remain in place in Canungra and residents are asked to please continue to save water.
“We’re urging residents to please continue to limit their outdoor water use and adhere to the water restrictions as a minimum,” Ms Cull said.
“We understand drought is a challenging time and we thank everyone for doing their part to conserve water.”
For updates on Canungra’s water supply and to sign up for regular email updates, visit www.urbanutilities.com.au/canungra
For water saving tips, visit urbanutilities.com.au/howlow