21 September, 2020 11:30
Michelle Cull in the garden holding mulch
Flows in Canungra Creek have dropped again due to the dry conditions, falling below seven megalitres per day on Sunday.

While rainfall in recent months gave the creek a temporary boost, Canungra has been in drought response for its drinking water supply since early June when flows originally fell below seven megalitres per day.

Urban Utilities spokesperson Michelle Cull said they were committed to keeping the community updated as drought progressed.

“Seqwater is tracking flows in Canungra Creek closely and we expectflows will continue to fallunless there is significant rainfall in the catchment,” she said.

“As part of drought response, we’re monitoring local water usage which was sitting around 90 litres per person per day during winter, so we’d like to thank everyone for responding to the call to save water.

“With the hot, dry start to spring, we’ve seen usage start to increase and it’s currently around 125 litres per person per day.

“We’re encouraging everyone to keep up their water saving efforts and if your property is connected to the town supply, you can even use your water meter to track your usage.

“We’re working closely with Seqwater so we can keep the community updated and we encourage everyone to visit our website for the latest information and to sign up for email updates.”

If Canungra Creek stops flowing and Seqwater needsto take their water treatment plant offline, Seqwater will tanker drinking water to Canungra to maintain the town supply.

“The tanker filling station in Canungra will remain open for as long as possible, but it could be closed if we progress further into drought and the creek stops flowing,” Ms Cull said.

“Flows in Canungra Creek can change quickly so we recommend customers who are not connected to the town supply consider their alternative plans now, including driving to the nearest filling station in Beaudesert.”

Water restrictions remain in place in Canungra and apply to all properties connected to the town supply as well as water drawn from the tanker filling station.

For the latest information and to sign up for email updates about water supply levels, visit the Urban Utilities website: urbanutilities.com.au/canungra

You can read more about water saving tips at www.urbanutilities.com.au/savewater

About Urban Utilities
Established on July 1, 2010, Urban Utilities is one of the largest water distributor-retailers in Australia, providing water and sewerage services to more than 1.5 million residents in South East Queensland. Our 14,384km2 geographic area is made up of the five local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset.