Drought response measures are already in place in the Scenic Rim, as most towns are not connected to the SEQ Water Grid and rely on their own local water storages.

Canungra has been in drought response for its water supply since early June, when levels in Canungra Creek originally fell below 7 ML/day.

Boonah, Kalbar, Aratula and Mount Alford moved to level two drought response at the end of August, when levels in Moogerah Dam fell below 25 per cent.

The activation of the SEQ Drought Response Plan in September 2020 means Beaudesert, Rathdowney and Kooralbyn have also entered drought response.

Medium-level water restrictions have been in place in most towns in the Scenic Rim since January 2020  to help preserve local water storages.

Water restrictions apply in Beaudesert, Rathdowney, Kooralbyn, Canungra, Boonah, Kalbar, Aratula and Mount Alford, as they rely on local water sources and are not connected to the SEQ Water Grid.

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

Medium-level water restrictions are in place for most towns in the Scenic Rim, as they are not connected to the SEQ Water Grid and rely on their own local water sources.

Weather and climate affect water catchments quickly, so restrictions were introduced last summer to help preserve local water storages.

The medium-level water restrictions aim to limit outdoor water use and include an odds and evens watering schedule as well as guidelines for outdoor cleaning, topping up swimming pools and preventing water wastage.

Residents are able to water up to three days a week on their rostered days between 4am – 8am and 4pm – 8pm.

Watering can be done with a hand-held hose with a twist or trigger nozzle or a sprinkler with a timer.

General outdoor cleaning can occur at any time using a bucket, hand-held hose or a high-pressure cleaning unit.

The full restrictions schedule and a summary of the restrictions are available here

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Yes, these restrictions apply to all residential and non-residential properties in towns in the Scenic Rim which are not connected to the SEQ Water Grid and rely on local water sources. These include Beaudesert, Boonah, Kalbar, Mt Alford, Aratula, Rathdowney, Kooralbyn and Canungra.

 

Restrictions also apply to water being drawn from tanker filling stations in Beaudesert, Boonah, Rathdowney and Canungra, as water restrictions are in place in these towns.

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.  

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 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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