Water restrictions in the Scenic Rim

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

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 falls below 50 per cent.

Like many people, we welcomed the rainfall in the Scenic Rim in February 2020 which gave local water storages a boost. As a result, medium-level water restrictions will replace high-level restrictions in towns in the Scenic Rim that are not connected to the SEQ Water Grid from Monday, March 16, 2020.

Under medium-level restrictions, we’re still encouraging these communities to be waterwise and look at ways to save water around their home and garden.

Medium-level water restrictions are important to help preserve local water sources as we gear up for the dry season.

Beaudesert, Boonah, Kalbar, Mt Alford, Aratula, Rathdowney, Kooralbyn and Canungra are not connected to the SEQ Water Grid and rely on local water sources.

The water restrictions still aim to limit outdoor water use, but under medium-level restrictions people can use water outdoors more often than high-level restrictions. There are a few key changes:

  • The odds and evens watering schedule will remain. You'll be able water up to three days a week on your rostered days between 4am - 8am and 4pm - 8pm.

          - Odd numbered properties: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

          - Even or un-numbered properties: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

  • Watering can still be done with a hand-held hose with a twist or trigger nozzle. You can also use 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.
  • Paved surfaces can only be cleaned to deal with significant soiling or to prevent material risks to health, safety or the environment
  • Allowing water to flow onto roads, paths or driveways during irrigation is prohibited as is wasting water through leaking taps and plumbing fittings.

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.

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.

Under the region’s drought response plan, water restrictions aren’t required for communities connected to the SEQ Water Grid until the combined level of the drinking water dams falls below 50 per cent.

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