Water restrictions enforced as Leslie Dam drops below 27%
RESIDENTS are being reminded to take heed of high-level water restrictions, as the Southern Downs Regional Council prepares to conduct water patrols to reinforce them.
With Leslie Dam dropping below 27% this week, residents are being warned they could be fined for not complying with the new restrictions.
Council's Director of Engineering Services Mr Peter See said residents can't afford to be complacent about the water situation.
"We need everyone to be water-wise - Council hopes not to issue fines however our water situation is quite serious and we need to think about the long-term," he said.
"We have appointed water patrol officers and water patrol vehicles to help reinforce the importance of water restrictions."
The high level restrictions means residents cannot use water sprinklers or fixed irrigation systems, with residents only able to hand water outdoors from 6 - 7pm. Odd or no number properties can water on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays - while even numbers can on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.
If Leslie Dam drops to below 15%, extreme level water restrictions will be put in place.