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Dec 13, 2020

Restrictions continue as Townsville reservoirs fill

Restrictions continue as Townsville reservoirs fill Black Weir, which forms part of Townsville's water supply network, remains closed for community use.

Townsville City Council continues to call on residents and commercial water users to limit water use to emergency use only.

Council staff and contractors have worked through the night to undertake further works to restore the pipeline to the Douglas Water Treatment Plant.

Pumping at the treatment plant overnight and during today (Sunday 13 December) is expected to replenish the city’s water reservoirs to a level which would allow council to ease water restrictions for domestic customers to in-house use.

Replacement pipe installation

Residents were first told to start conserving water after a 1.3m diameter pipe ruptured at the Douglas Water Treatment Plant on Friday at 2pm.

Council has enacted section 43 of the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability Act) 2008 to formally restrict the use of water across the city and Magnetic Island.

Under this legislation, Council can issue penalties to those residents and businesses found not complying with the water restrictions.

Black Weir, which forms part of the city’s water supply network, remains closed for community use from the Ring Road bridge to Ross River Dam.

Council thanks Townsville and Magnetic Island residents and business owners for their ongoing cooperation in limiting their water consumption and for their continued patience and understanding.

Refer to the Disaster Dashboard for latest information and updates 👉http://disaster.townsville.qld.gov.au/

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