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Revised Water Restrictions – Longreach & Ilfracombe Level Two (2)

Published: 10th December 2019

Longreach Regional Council wishes to advise that Level Two (2) Water Restrictions will apply effective as of Friday 20 December, 2019 to all properties connected to the Longreach River Water Supply system and the Ilfracombe Dam Water Supply system until further notice. The allowable time for use of sprinklers and irrigation systems for residential premises are as follows:

Residential Premises

The allowable time for use of sprinklers and irrigation systems are as follows:

  • Sprinklers can be used on any day, between the hours of 6:00am- 8:00am and 6:00pm- 8:00pm
  • Microspray or drip systems can be used on any day between the hours of 6:00pm to 6:00am


Business, Industry & Non Residential

The allowable time for use of sprinklers and irrigation systems are as follows:

  • Sprinklers can be used any day between the hours of 4:00pm- 7:00pm
  • Microspray or drip systems can be used any day between the hours of 4:00pm- 7:00pm

Watering by means of a handheld hose, watering can or bucket may be carried out at any time.
Further information on watering times and trigger levels can be found at longreach.qld.gov.au/water.
Council officers will be patrolling to monitor compliance of these restrictions and on the spot fines will apply.

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