Miriam Vale water reduction target to be implemented in September
Gladstone Regional Council will implement water reduction targets within the Miriam Vale township to effectively manage the region's water supply during the current drought conditions.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said Council would work together with the community to identify water saving initiatives.
“Council's Drought Management Plan requires the implementation of water restrictions to safely manage the region's water supply,” Councillor Burnett said.
“A water reduction target will be implemented in Miriam Vale from Sunday, 1 September 2019.”
Cr Burnett said a water reduction target is set for all residential properties based on 125 litres per person per day, with variations to the restriction assessed on a case by case basis for those where other factors need to be considered.
“Council commends the Miriam Vale community for already reducing their daily water usage and will support community efforts by providing continued information on water consumption and advice on being a water wise community,” he said.
Council will host a second community information session in Miriam Vale tomorrow (Wednesday) night.
When: Wednesday 28 August 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Where: Miriam Vale Community Centre, 41 Blomfield Street Miriam Vale
Cr Burnett also wanted to thank all community members who attended the Miriam Vale Water Supply Security information session on Thursday 8 August.
“Your valuable feedback and insights on water saving initiatives have been extremely valuable,” he said.
“By working together and being conscious of our water use, we can ensure we have a sustainable water supply for our community.”
Key items from the meeting have been summarised on Council’s website at www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/water-wise