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Scenic Rim water restrictions to be eased

Water restrictions in Scenic Rim townships off the water grid will be lowered from high-level to medium level on Monday, March 16.

After recent rainfall, Urban Utilities decided to change the restrictions that applied to Aratula, Beaudesert, Boonah, Canungra, Kalbar, Kooralbyn, Mt Alford and Rathdowney.

Urban Utilities spokeswoman, Rebecca Schrauf, said  the odds and evens watering schedule would remain but people would be able to water three days a week instead of two.

“While water restrictions have been eased, we’re still asking the community to be waterwise and look at ways to save water around the home and garden,” Ms Schrauf said.

“As we head into the dry season, we still need to work together to preserve local water storages which is why medium-level water restrictions will remain in place.

She said levels at Maroon and Moogerah dams increased by more than 10 percent over February.

Canungra Creek began flowing again in late January and Seqwater’s Water Treatment Plant returned to normal operation.

Medium-level water restrictions also apply to the water being drawn from Urban Utilities’ tanker filling stations in these areas.

And as Peak Crossing, Warrill View and Harrisville are connected to the SEQ Water Grid, they remain free of restrictions.

Moogerah Dam was at 38.6 percent and Maroon Dam was at 61.3 percent as of Monday.

• While most town water supplies in the Scenic Rim are ‘off-grid’, all users of urban supplies have been helping to pay for the $6.8 billion SEQ Water Grid since it came on line in 2008.