Water supply in the Scenic Rim

Water restrictions were lifted in the Scenic Rim from Wednesday 31 March.

Medium-level water restrictions had been in place in Beaudesert, Rathdowney, Kooralbyn, Canungra, Boonah, Kalbar, Aratula and Mount Alford since January 2020 to help preserve local water storages.

As Peak Crossing, Warrill View and Harrisville are connected to the SEQ Water Grid, water restrictions did not apply in these communities and won’t until the combined level of the Grid dams fall below 50 per cent.

While restrictions have been lifted, the South East as a whole remains in drought so we’re asking people to continue to be waterwise.

There are no current water restrictions for customers in the Scenic Rim.

Now that restrictions have lifted, we’re asking people to voluntarily limit their water use to less than 150 litres per person per day.

We understand how important tanker filling stations are for our customers who aren’t connected to the local water supply network.

As the drought continues, the need to restrict or close tanker filling stations will be assessed according to the relevant drought response plan.

We will communicate with the local community to ensure they are notified in advance of any changes to tanker filling station operations, so they can consider their alternative plans.  

To save water outside:

  • Water your garden before 8am and after 4pm
  • Mulch your garden to retain moisture
  • Choose waterwise plants
  • Use a pool cover to reduce evaporation
  • If rain is on the way, let mother nature do the work and avoid watering your garden in the days before and after wet weather.

To save water inside:

  • Take shorter showers
  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
  • Only do full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine
  • Fix leaking taps and toilets as soon as possible

You can also take our 'How low can you go?' water saving challenge.

Water supply in Somerset

We understand how important tanker filling stations are for our customers who aren’t connected to the local water supply network.

As the drought continues, the need to restrict or close tanker filling stations will be assessed according to the relevant drought response plan.

We will communicate with the local community to ensure they are notified in advance of any changes to tanker filling station operations, so they can consider their alternative plans.  

Water restrictions are not yet required in Somerset, however we are encouraging residents to continue their water saving efforts.

Under the region’s drought response plan, water restrictions aren’t required for the rest of South East Queensland until the combined level of the drinking water dams fall below 50 per cent.

If levels in the Big Hole continue to drop, Seqwater will start tankering water into town to maintain water supply.
If levels in the Brisbane River at Linville continue to drop, Seqwater will start tankering water into town to maintain water supply.

Water supply in the Lockyer Valley

We understand how important tanker filling stations are for our customers who aren’t connected to the local water supply network.

As the drought continues, the need to restrict or close tanker filling stations will be assessed according to the relevant drought response plan.

We will communicate with the local community to ensure they are notified in advance of any changes to tanker filling station operations, so they can consider their alternative plans.  

Water restrictions are not yet required in the Lockyer Valley, however we are encouraging residents to continue their water saving efforts.

Under the region’s drought response plan, water restrictions aren’t required for the rest of South East Queensland until the combined level of the drinking water dams fall below 50 per cent.

Water supply in Brisbane

To save water outside:

  • Water your garden before 8am and after 4pm
  • Mulch your garden to retain moisture
  • Choose waterwise plants
  • Use a pool cover to reduce evaporation
  • If rain is on the way, let mother nature do the work and avoid watering your garden in the days before and after wet weather.

To save water inside:

  • Take shorter showers
  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
  • Only do full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine
  • Fix leaking taps and toilets as soon as possible
  • If rain is on the way, let mother nature do the work and avoid watering your garden in the days before and after wet weather.

You can also take our 'How low can you go?' water saving challenge.

Water restrictions are not yet required in Brisbane, however we are encouraging residents to continue their water saving efforts.

Under the region’s drought response plan, water restrictions aren’t required for the rest of South East Queensland until the combined level of the drinking water dams fall below 50 per cent.

Water supply in Ipswich

To save water outside:

  • Water your garden before 8am and after 4pm
  • Mulch your garden to retain moisture
  • Choose waterwise plants
  • Use a pool cover to reduce evaporation
  • If rain is on the way, let mother nature do the work and avoid watering your garden in the days before and after wet weather.

To save water inside:

  • Take shorter showers
  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
  • Only do full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine
  • Fix leaking taps and toilets as soon as possible
  • If rain is on the way, let mother nature do the work and avoid watering your garden in the days before and after wet weather.

You can also take our 'How low can you go?' water saving challenge.

Water restrictions are not yet required in Ipswich, however we are encouraging residents to continue their water saving efforts.

Under the region’s drought response plan, water restrictions aren’t required for the rest of South East Queensland until the combined level of the drinking water dams fall below 50 per cent.

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