Medium-level water restrictions apply to Beaudesert, Boonah, Kalbar, Mt Alford, Aratula, Rathdowney, Kooralbyn and Canungra.
These towns are not connected* to the SEQ Water Grid and rely on their own local water storages.
In September 2020, bulk water supplier, Seqwater enacted the Drought Response Plan for South East Queensland (SEQ), with the combined level of the Water Grid dams close to 60 per cent.
We thank the Scenic Rim community for your water saving efforts to date and encourage you to keep up the great work. It is important people keep up their handwashing and hygiene behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are many other ways to reduce your water use.
*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.
Current conditions in Canungra
Canungra Creek is flowing again after more than 600mm of rain fell in the catchment in mid-December, providing relief from drought for the region’s town water supply.
Medium-level water restrictions remain in place in Canungra and across most towns in the Scenic Rim to help preserve local water storages which are not connected to the SEQ Water Grid.
South East Queensland, including Canungra, remains in drought response as the region’s combined dam levels are below 60 per cent.
We’d like to thank the community for their water saving efforts while we worked with Seqwater to manage the town water supply while there were low flows in Canungra Creek.
Current conditions in Boonah, Kalbar, Mt Alford and Aratula
Boonah, Kalbar, Mount Alford and Aratula rely on water sourced from Moogerah Dam for their drinking water, which then gets treated at Seqwater’s Kalbar Water Treatment Plant.
As of 15 January 2021, Moogerah Dam has dropped below 15 per cent capacity.
Medium-level water restrictions remain in place in Boonah, Kalbar, Aratula and Mount Alford and residents should be adhering to these as a minimum. We’re encouraging the community to continue to save water wherever they can.
Medium-level water restrictions also apply to water drawn from the tanker filling station. Based on a water security assessment, Seqwater has advised tankering to its Kalbar Water Treatment Plant to supplement the town water supply won’t be required until Moogerah Dam reaches seven per cent capacity. This means there are currently no changes to the tanker filling station in Boonah and it remains open to all users.
When the dam levels reach seven per cent, the tanker filling station in Boonah will be open for direct access for local off-network households through the 25mm outlet and the 75mm outlet will be closed. At that stage, commercial carting operators will be asked to use alternative locations.
Current conditions in Beaudesert, Rathdowney and Kooralbyn
Residents in Beaudesert, Kooralbyn and Rathdowney are being encouraged to step up their water saving efforts, with Maroon Dam falling below 50 per cent capacity. It’s the first time the dam has dropped below this level since early February 2020.
Beaudesert, Rathdowney and Kooralbyn entered drought response when the combined levels of the drinking water dams in South East Queensland (SEQ) fell below 60 per cent in September 2020 and Seqwater enacted the region’s drought plan.
These towns are not connected to the SEQ Water Grid and rely on water sourced from Maroon Dam, which is then treated at one of Seqwater’s local water treatment plants.
With Maroon Dam now under 50 per cent, this is a timely reminder to please adhere to the water restrictions in place.
Summary of the water sources for water supply schemes in the Scenic Rim:
|Bulk Water Source
||Logan River, via Maroon Dam
|Logan River, via Maroon Dam
|Logan River, via Maroon Dam
|Kalbar, Boonah, Aratula and Mt Alford
|Reynolds Creek, via Moogerah Dam