26 November, 2020 18:00
With no recent rainfall in the catchment, flows in Canungra Creek have almost stopped, moving Canungra into level three drought response this afternoon.
Canungra is not connected to the SEQ Water Grid and relies on water from Canungra Creek which has continued to drop over the past few weeks.
With almost no flows in the creek, it’s expected the Seqwater Canungra Water Treatment Plant will be taken offline in the coming days.
Seqwater will continue to monitor the situation and is ready to start tankering as soon as it is required.
Urban Utilities spokesperson, Michelle Cull, encouraged the Canungra community to rally together to save as much water as possible.
“We understand drought is a really challenging time, but we know the Canungra community is a resilient one,” she said.
“We’re urging everyone to conserve water in any way they can and limit their outdoor water use.
“Together we can help manage the impact that the hot, dry conditions are having on the local water supply.”
Tankering to the community is part of the drought response plan for Canungra to maintain drinking water in times of drought.
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.
“The Canungra tanker filling station will remain open for local off-network households for direct use through the 25mm outlet, however the 75mm outlet will be closed from 3pm on Friday,” said Ms Cull.
“We will be directing commercial carting operators to use alternative filling stations, with the closest being at 109 Helen St, Beaudesert.
“We apologise for the impact this may have on some local residents and families.”
Water restrictions remain in place in Canungra and residents are asked to please continue to save water.
“We’re urging residents to adhere to the water restrictions as a minimum,” Ms Cull said.
“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