Water restrictions to ease on Friday but not over yet

WATER restrictions will be eased from this Friday across the Fraser Coast thanks to heavy rain that helped to fill the region's major dams.

Restrictions will drop from level two, first put in place on March 1, down to level one, effective on April 11.

Under level one restrictions, sprinklers, irrigation systems and soaker hoses will be banned from 9am to 4pm.

Residents are banned from hosing driveways or paved areas, unless a water-efficient high pressure cleaner is used.

Hand-held hoses must be fitted with a working trigger nozzle.

Wide Bay Water chief executive officer Peter Care said in a statement the heavy rain raised water levels in Lake Lenthall and Teddington Weir to full supply level.

Mr Care said he still urged people to be mindful about water use even with restrictions being eased.

He said residential water consumption was going mostly to people's lawns and gardens.

The Fraser Coast remains drought-declared.

Visit widebaywater.com for details.



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