Water restrictions still apply

RESIDENTS and businesses in Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Tiaro should be aware that Level 1 restrictions currently apply and this means that all sprinklers, irrigation systems and soaker hoses are banned between 9am and 4pm.

Hosing of driveways and paved areas is also banned at all times except when a water-efficient high-pressure cleaner is used such as a pressure hose.

All hand-held hoses in use must be fitted with a working trigger nozzle and flushing of boat motors by hose is allowed at any time.

Wide Bay Water CEO Peter Scott said Level One was the most relaxed level of water restriction you’ll see on the Fraser Coast.

“Our reservoirs are full, thanks to higher-than-average rainfall this year, and so this minimum level really equates to sensible water use,” he said.

Mr Scott said the details of higher levels would be publicised when drier conditions necessitated their introduction.

“For now residents just need to get used to the idea of uniform levels for the Fraser Coast. Level One promotes sustainable water use which helps to conserve this community resource and guards against unnecessary waste.”

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