Wivenhoe Dam

Many parts of the state are already in an agricultural drought, which means we’re now in the drought response phase of Seqwater’s Drought Response Plan.

Restrictions are not yet needed for Brisbane and surrounding areas, however they are in place for some of our off-grid communities. If we all do our bit to save water now, it could make a big difference later.

Current conditions by region:

There are currently no water restrictions in Brisbane.

With no significant rainfall in the forecast, we’re asking for your help to reduce water use where you can.

Water saving tips
  • Residential and non-residential properties are encouraged to only water gardens and lawns between 4-8am or 4-8pm.
  • Use sprinklers with a timer or handheld hoses with a twist or trigger nozzle to water gardens and lawns.
  • Fix leaking taps and plumbing fittings.
  • Use a pool cover when pool isn’t in use.

Thanks for your help in managing the impact these current hot, dry conditions continue to have on the local water supply.

Everyone and every drop counts.

There are currently no water restrictions in Ipswich.

With no significant rainfall in the forecast, we’re asking for your help to reduce water use where you can.

Water saving tips
  • Residential and non-residential properties are encouraged to only water gardens and lawns between 4-8am or 4-8pm.
  • Use sprinklers with a timer or handheld hoses with a twist or trigger nozzle to water gardens and lawns.
  • Fix leaking taps and plumbing fittings.
  • Use a pool cover when pool isn’t in use.
Thanks for your help in managing the impact these current hot, dry conditions continue to have on the local water supply.

Everyone and every drop counts.
 

There are currently no water restrictions in the Lockyer Valley.

With no significant rainfall in the forecast, we’re asking for your help to reduce water use where you can. Voluntary efforts to save water will help preserve dam levels and local water sources over summer.

Water saving tips
  • Residential and non-residential properties are encouraged to only water gardens and lawns between 4-8am or 4-8pm.
  • Use sprinklers with a timer or handheld hoses with a twist or trigger nozzle to water gardens and lawns.
  • Fix leaking taps and plumbing fittings.
  • Use a pool cover when pool isn’t in use.
Thanks for your help in managing the impact these current hot, dry conditions continue to have on the local water supply.

Everyone and every drop counts.


Water restrictions are in place in the following parts of Scenic Rim:

  • Beaudesert
  • Boonah
  • Canungra
  • Kalbar
  • Mt Alford
  • Aratula
  • Rathdowney
  • Kooralbyn

These towns are not connected to the SEQ Water Grid and rely on local water storages.

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 reaches 50 per cent. With no significant rainfall in the forecast, we're asking local residents to please look at ways to reduce your water usage.

High level water restrictions

General outdoor cleaning

General outdoor cleaning can occur:

  • Odd numbered properties - 4am‐8am and 4pm‐8pm, Tuesday and Saturday
  • Even or un‐numbered properties - 4am‐8am and 4pm‐8pm, Wednesday and Sunday

Outdoor cleaning must use:

  • a bucket or
  • a hand‐held hose or
  • a high‐pressure water cleaning unit.

General outdoor cleaning includes cleaning of:

  • vehicles
  • external surfaces of a building
  • materials and equipment
  • animal and pet pens and enclosures.

Cleaning for health and safety is permitted at any time by any suitable means.

Swimming pool and spa top ups

Swimming pools and spas can be topped up only if one of the following is used:

  • a down pipe diverter, rainwater tank or other fit for purpose non-potable source is available at the premises and all suitable non-potable water has been used; or
  • a pool cover is in place when pool not in use.

Gardens and lawns

  • Total ban on sprinklers.
  • Hand-held hoses with a twist or trigger nozzle can be used for watering established gardens and lawns:
    Odd numbered properties - 4am-8am or 4pm-8pm, Tuesday and Saturday
    Even or un-numbered properties - 4am-8am or 4pm-8pm, Wednesday and Sunday
  • Bucket or watering can may be used at any time.

Water wastage

Wasting water by way of leaking taps and plumbing fittings and overflowing containers or structures (including but not limited to pools, spas and rainwater tanks) and allowing water to flow onto roads, pathways and driveways during is prohibited.

Tanker filling stations

Tanker filling stations remain open. As the drought continues, the need to restrict or close tanker filling stations will be assessed according to the water supply disruption and drought response plans. 

Scenic Rim tanker filling stations can be found at the following locations:

  • Beaudesert: 109 Helen Street - Outside sewerage treatment plant
  • Boonah: Corner Boonah-Rathdowney Road and Milford Road, Boonah - Turn left past the Dugandan Hotel
  • Rathdowney: 2-4 John Street, Rathdowney - Next to fire station
  • Peak Crossing: 1323 Ipswich-Boonah Road, Peak Crossing - Located in Peak Mountain View Park opposite Peak Crossing State School
  • Canungra temporary filling point: Coburg Road, Canungra - Next to the off-leash dog park

All other tanker filling station locations can be found on our tanker filling station page.

Canungra temporary filling point

As Seqwater’s water treatment plant is currently offline, we have had to temporarily close our Canungra Tanker Filling Station until further notice from November 25.

The nearest Urban Utilities filling station is 109 Helen Street, Beaudesert. Operators licensed by the City of Gold Coast can also access the Gold Coast filling station network, with the nearest filling station adjacent to 81 Yarrimbah Drive, Nerang. 

We sincerely apologise for the temporary closure of this filling station.

Updates will be provided by SMS to commercial carriers and on our tanker filling station page.

The temporary filling point will remain open for the immediate future from 8am to 6pm daily.

Tanker filling station details:

  • The filling station is on Coburg Road, Canungra (near the off leash dog park)
  • Residents are able to fill up a container up to 2000 litres. (Please note: vehicles with single-axle trailers will only be able to fill up to 500 litres due to safety. Please note the weight limit of your vehicle.)
  • Water will be $4.76 per 1000 litres and this is consistent with the price of water at all our tanker filling stations.
  • Customers can pay via Eftpos via Debit or Credit Card only.
  • Containers will be filled with a hose from the tanker so residents only need to bring their container.
  • This tanker filling station is for residential customers only, not commercial operators.

We acknowledge there may be a wait for people to fill up the tanker and we thank you all for your patience.

We’d also like to say a big thank you to the community for everyone’s water saving efforts, particularly in this hot weather. Water usage is now down to around 130 litres per person per day. Keep up the good work!

 

There are currently no restrictions in Somerset.

With no significant rainfall in the forecast, we’re asking for your help to reduce water use where you can. Voluntary efforts to save water will help preserve dam levels and local water sources over summer.

Water conservation tips
  • Residential and non-residential properties are encouraged to only water gardens and lawns between 4-8am or 4-8pm.
  • Use sprinklers with a timer or handheld hoses with a twist or trigger nozzle to water gardens and lawns.
  • Fix leaking taps and plumbing fittings.
  • Use a pool cover when pool isn’t in use.

Thanks for your help in managing the impact these current hot, dry conditions continue to have on the local water supply.

Everyone and every drop counts.



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