Water cuts are a must

HOT temperatures and dwindling water supplies have seen further restrictions placed on water usage in the region.

The North Burnett Regional Council has issued level one water restrictions for both Eidsvold and Biggenden, with Monto moving to level two.

Works and services director Bob Spencer said the council was closely monitoring the water situation and is calling for all residents to understand the new conditions and help conserve this precious resource.

“We’ve had to move to level two in Monto as the bores just aren’t recovering as quickly as we had hoped. We need to achieve an average of 209 litres per person per day,” Mr Spencer said.

“We need to give our water sources — Degilbo Creek (Biggenden), Burnett River Bore (Eidsvold) and Three Moon Creek Aquifer (Monto) time to recharge. We hope the community understands and works together to conserve water.”

Level one restrictions for Eidvsold and Biggenden permit sprinkling only on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday between 4pm and 7pm and water must not be used to clean paved areas. Hand-held hoses or bucket watering is permitted at any time.

Level two restrictions for Monto extend to no sprinklers at any time, while micro spray and drip systems are allowed on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday between 4pm and 7pm and newly constructed ponds, pools or spas must not be filled.

Water must not be used to clean vehicles except by cans or buckets for rinsing only and fountains must not operate unless they recycle water.

Mobile water tankers must not be filled unless supplying water for inside domestic premises or for fire fighting or stock purposes.

For further information about the restrictions, telephone 1300 696 272 or visit the website at www.northburnett.qld.gov.au.

Learn to defend yourself

Shotokan Karate-Do Club Childers is welcoming all new members to go and try the sport, which encourages physical and mental discipline, fitness and friendship.

Everyone is welcome, and current members range from five to 87.

The club trains at the Isis Cultural Centre on Monday and Thursday nights from 7pm.

For more information, or to register interest, telephone John Russo 4126 6258 or 0427 696 541.



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