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Brisbane eases water restrictions - Toowoomba Regional Council says no ...

Courier Mail:

Water restrictions eased to wash off dust

24 September 2009

South-East Queenslanders have been granted a wet week to house down cars and houses with water restrictions relaxed because of yesterday's dust storm.


Deputy Premier Paul Lucas today announced that water restrictions would be relaxed from 12.01am this Saturday until 11.59pm on Sunday October 4.

Residents will be able to wash cars and buildings with a trigger hose, high pressure hose or hand-held twist-nozzle, but they will not be able to use the water on their gardens, or driveways and paths.

See - Courier Mail - Water restrictions eased to wash off dust.


Excerpt from Toowoomba Regional Council response:

Level 5 water restrictions remain for Toowoomba network

24 September 2009

Residents on Toowoomba’s water supply network must comply with Level 5 water restrictions banning the use of town water outside homes and businesses.

Toowoomba Regional Council’s Water Services portfolio leader Cr Paul Antonio said proposed Queensland Water Commission exemptions allowing clean-ups in the wake of this week’s dust storm would not extend to residents on Toowoomba’s water network.

Cr Antonio said council set and administered water policies and the current restrictions for the Toowoomba water supply network.
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Cr Antonio said council set and administered water policies and the current restrictions for the Toowoomba water supply network.

“Given our combined dam capacity (9.7% as at September 23) and the limitations of the current Level 5 restrictions, council could not consider allowing any exemptions for widespread external cleaning,” he said.
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These restrictions do not apply to the use of rainwater.

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