Water Restrictions in place for Gracemere Residents and Businesses

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Rockhampton Regional Council is urging residents in the Gracemere area to restrict their water usage in response to the current bushfire emergency.

Rockhampton Regional Council Mayor Tony Williams said the restrictions will start effective immediately and will ensure adequate water supply remains available for essential needs and firefighting purposes.

“I would like to thank residents and businesses in advance for limiting their water usage during the unfolding bushfire emergency,” Mayor Williams said.

“Outdoor watering of lawns, gardens, washing cars and other non-essential water activity is restricted until further notice.

“These restrictions are crucial to conserving water resources and ensuring there is enough water in reserve for firefighting efforts in the event of further bushfire incidents.

“Local authorities are working to manage the bushfire situation, and the cooperation of residents and businesses is essential in preserving water supplies for these critical purposes.

“Stay updated on the latest developments and emergency information through Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website (www.qfes.qld.gov.au/) and Facebook page. Follow the instructions of local authorities and emergency services personnel.

“The safety and well-being of our community members are our top priority. By adhering to these water usage restrictions, we can all play a significant role in supporting firefighting efforts and ensuring the safety of our homes and neighbourhoods.”

Effective immediately, residents and businesses in the Gracemere area are required to adhere to the following water restrictions:

  • No outdoor water use: This includes watering gardens, lawns, washing vehicles, and filling swimming pools.
  • Avoid non-essential water activities: All non-essential water-related activities should be postponed until further notice.
  • Commercial and industrial water use: Businesses and industries are required to significantly reduce their water consumption and implement water-saving measures.
  • Community cooperation: We urge the community to report any water wastage, leakages, or unauthorised use to local authorities.

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