9 October, 2020 11:00
Mother and daughter mulching the garden
With little to no rainfall over the past week, flows in Canungra Creek have continued to drop and are now sitting at 3.3 megalitres per day.

This compares to two weeks ago, when flows in the creek fell below seven megalitres per day.

Urban Utilities spokesperson, Michelle Cull, said despite the predictions for a wet summer in South East Queensland, the rain might not fall soon enough.

“Although the Bureau of Meteorology has declared an active La Niña for eastern Australia and is forecasting higher than average rainfall for summer, right now it’s looking like it’s going to be a dry October,” she said.

“If there is no significant rain in the catchment anytime soon, we expect flows in Canungra Creek to continue to fall.”

Canungra has been in drought response for its drinking water supply since early June when flows originally fell below seven megalitres per day.

“Flows in Canungra Creek can change quickly so we’ll continue to work closely with Seqwater to keep the community updated as drought progresses,” said Ms Cull.

“To be across the latest information, we’d encourage everyone to sign up for our email updates or visit our website.

“We’d also like to thank everyone in Canungra for their water saving efforts to date; currently usage is sitting at around 130 litres per person per day.”

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

Urban Utilities and Seqwater have worked together and as a result, plan to maintain direct access to the tanker filling station for local off-network households during this time.

Commercial carting operators will be directed to use alternative filling stations, with the closest in Beaudesert.

Medium level 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.