Water restrictions in Hervey Bay are still on Level 1 despite months without decent rain.
Thanks to the recent rain Hervey Bay residents can now do some outside cleaning from February 23 right through to March 2. For the coming week residents will be able to used their hand-held hoses to clean houses, paved areas, cars, boats etc.
The wild weather of last week has resulted in some significant inflow into Lenthalls Dam and that has to be good news for us here in Hervey Bay. Â It’s now reported to be at least 77% full and you can see some great photos of those water levels here
The State Government has moved to outlaw the sinking of private bores in parts of Brisbane and Toowoomba from today. Bores that have already been sunk in those areas and are in use may be regulated by imposing level 5 restrictions on their owners. You can read the full story here
ResidentsÂ in theÂ the Hervey Bay City Council water supply area are reminded that Level 3 water restrictions begin today. You can get all the details on the Wide Bay Water site And if you don’t think things are bad in this region then perhaps the news that Cooloola Shire has just been drought declared may change … Read moreLevel Three Water Restrictions Start Today
Level three water restrictions will come into effect in the Hervey Bay City Council area from Friday. Under the new restrictions the use of garden irrigation systems will be banned. The use of sprinklers and soaker hoses will also be banned along with the hosing of driveways and paved areas. Hand-held hosing will be banned … Read moreNew Water Restrictions for Hervey Bay
HERVEY BAY RESIDENTS TAKING UP HOME WATERWISE REBATE SCHEME The Beattie Government this week will pass the $20 million mark for rebates paid for water tanks, water-efficient appliances and fittings under the Home WaterWise Rebate Scheme. The Home WaterWise Rebate Scheme is the largest rebate scheme in this stateâ€™s history in terms of the individual … Read moreWaterwise Rebate Scheme and Hervey Bay Residents
Is there worse to come? ABC Wide Bay is reporting that Wide Bay Water is not ruling out tougher water restrictions for Hervey Bay at some stage in the coming weeks because demand for water has not decreased. You can read the full story here
What is the Hervey Bay City Council going to do? It seems that the current water restrictions that are in force in Hervey Bay and the surge in developments have been on minds of a number of local residents lately. Last night one local resident asked me why the Council are allowing the major developments … Read moreDevelopment and Water Restrictions in Hervey Bay
We’re into day 2 of water restrictions here in Hervey Bay and people are beginning to wonder about their gardens. What’s the best way to live within the restrictions – and any tougher ones that may follow – and still keep your garden flourishing? To find the answer you may need to take a trip … Read moreDrought Proofing Your Garden