Water restrictions to remain
WHILE parts of the South Burnett were inundated with rain this summer only a small amount of water made it into our two largest dams.
This means there is little chance water restrictions will be eased.
Boondooma Dam remains at around 45 per cent capacity while Bjelke-Petersen Dam increased slightly to 19 per cent.
At the South Burnett Regional Council meeting on Wednesday, water portfolio holder Roz Frohloff said all towns will have to watch their water use.
"Water restriction within all town water supplies in the South Burnett will remain at level three restriction until significant inflows to these to dams are received,” Cr Frohloff said.
With level three restrictions, residents are advised that sprinklers are not to be used.
Hand-held watering is permitted from 6am to 7am, and 5pm to 6pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for odd numbered houses and Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for even numbered houses.
No residential watering is permitted on Mondays.
Hosing and washing of paved and concrete areas is not permitted under Level three restrictions.
Restrictions also apply to commercial, government and council facilities including sporting fields, schools and parks that use reticulated town water.
To preserve water, turn the tap off while you clean your teeth, shave, or soap up before washing your hands.
Take four-minute showers as cutting your shower time from seven to four minutes will save up to 36 litres of water.