Water restrictions from 18 Sep 2018 - Water restrictions apply to all Council water supply schemes:

Medium level (200 litres/person/day) - Brookstead, Cambooya, Cecil Plains, Clifton, Greenmount, Hodgson Vale (includes Top Camp), Pittsworth, Southbrook, Vale View & Yarraman schemes.

Continuation of permanent conservation measures (200 litres/person/day) - Toowoomba Bulk Water Supply Scheme (Oakey, Jondaryan, Haden, Crows Nest, Highfields, Kingsthorpe, Gowrie Junction, Meringandan, Toowoomba City, Westbrook and Goombungee)

Water saving tips for residents

It’s important we use our water resources wisely and adjust our water use as the conditions change. Even when it rains we need to think water smart to ensure the future of our water supply. By changing our behaviour and habits we can reduce our water consumption dramatically and in doing so can save ourselves money (on water rates and water heating costs).

Washing vegies in bowl
We use a large amount of water inside the home every day for cooking, cleaning, flushing toilets, washing ourselves and washing our clothes. Below are estimates of water usage in the home to help you understand how much water is being consumed for different purposes. Shower 40% Toilet 12% Laundry 17% Washing machine 17% Dishwasher 1% *Averaged out over all households, so includes households with no dishwashers. Taps 14% You can help save precious water in each of ...
Woman watering plants
A large amount of all residential water is used outside – on our lawns and gardens, and washing of cars and driveways. But there are numerous ways you can dramatically reduce your water usage in the outdoors.   + - Know your soil type Click to collapse Different soils retain different volumes of moisture as demonstrated in the table below. Soil Type Sand Loam Clay Water (mm stored in 20cm depth of soil) 12mm 42mm 28mm     ...
Leaks are costly and wasteful, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you diagnose and repair water leaks as quickly as possible. Keep in mind that: dripping taps waste 20 000 litres per year. a leaking toilet can waste 1 000 litres per day which is enough to fill 500 watering cans. Leaks can occur in the pipes that take water from your meter to the house and to inside and outside taps. ...
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