Water restrictions are in place in the South Burnett
Water restrictions are in place in the South Burnett FILE

Level three water restrictions in place

LEVEL three water restrictions are in place in the South Burnett due to low dam levels.

Boondooma Dam is sitting at 33% and the Bjelke-Petersen Dam is at 20%.

South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell said the council had agreed to move to level three water restriction in all town water supply areas.

"Reducing water use is very important in times of drought to assist with making these water supply dams last as long as possible for essential water supplies in the town areas,” Cr Campbell said.

"Level three water restrictions will reduce the amount of water able to be used outside within the town areas. If we don't get any significant inflows to the dams in the next few months, Council will also consider increasing restrictions to level four.”

Level three water restrictions mean sprinklers are not are not be used and hand held watering is permitted from 6-7am and 5-6pm on Tuesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's for odd numbered houses and Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for even numbered houses.

No watering is permitting on Monday and washing paved and concreted areas is not permitted on level three restrictions.

Restrictions also apply to commercial, government and council facilities including sporting fields,schools and parks that utilise reticulated town water.

For more information go to www.southburnett.qld.gov.au or phone 4189 9100

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