Waterwise Tips

Making sense of water restrictions 2017-09-18T15:08:49+00:00

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Making sense of water restrictions

All Queensland towns have plans to deal with drought – and floods – and the level of restrictions are set based on supply levels for your region.

Droughts are ironically often interrupted by devastating floods! People often forget that treated clean water can be scarce during flood events, even though they may be surrounded by water.

Even when water is plentiful in some places, others will be in drought. This map shows the latest drought situation in Queensland, as at March 2017.

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Water restrictions for your region will be published to your Council’s website. Find your Council from the LGAQ interactive map.

Every little bit helps…

Did you know?

  • While 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, only 1% is accessible freshwater suitable for human use.

  • The Great Artesian Basin is one of the largest aquifers in the world. It underpins $13 billion in economic output annually and services 76 communities in Queensland.

  • Many parts of Queensland have been suffering ongoing drought conditions for more than a decade.