Seqwater water security and consumption update - 1 April 201

Final weeks of #safey, extended hours at our recreation areas

 

The #safey competition is coming to a close with the final chance to win some great prizes.

 

The competition closes at midnight on 10 April 2016 and it is easy to enter through www.safey.com.au. Prizes are a GoPro Hero4 Session Camera or a $1,000 BCF gift card.

 

The school holidays are a great time to enjoy the extended opening hours which are currently being trialled at the region’s dams, lakes and parks.

 

During Seqwater’s Recreation Review, community members provided feedback that opening hours should more closely correspond to daylight hours.

 

Extended opening hours are being trialled between September and April, and these hours will slightly reduce between May and August. The new hours apply to all Seqwater lakes and parks where recreation is permitted, in line with the current activities at each lake.

 

Feedback on these opening hours is welcome by email recreation@seqwater.com.au or phone 1800 737 928.

 

The opening hours for the trial period are:

 

September - April        5.30am – 6.30pm

May - August               6.30am – 5.30pm

 

SEQ dam levels

 

The current drinking water supply capacity of the Grid Twelve is 84.6%, down 0.5% from last week. The Grid Twelve makes up nearly 90% of South East Queensland’s total water storage volume. See below for further breakdowns:

 

Dam

Current drinking water volume

Change in volume past 7 days

Catchment rainfall past 7 days

(ML)

(%)

(%)

(mm)*

Wivenhoe

1,016,286

87.2%

0.5% $

18.1

Somerset

299,259

78.8%

unchanged

14.6

North Pine**

148,866

69.5%

1.4% $

17.5

Hinze**

294,494

94.8%

unchanged

22

Baroon Pocket

39,179

64.2%

0.9% $

10.2

Leslie Harrison**

10,183

77.1%

0.7% $

31

Ewen Maddock

16,409

98.9%

0.7% $

9.5

Cooloolabin**

6,563

80.2%

0.2% $

9.4

Lake Kurwongbah**

8,331

97.0%

1.3% $

5.4

Lake Macdonald

8,120

101.3%

2.6% $

7

Little Nerang

6,586

98.2%

2.6% $

22

Wappa

4,699

100.1%

1.6% $

9.4

* Catchment rainfall is the average of rainfalls recorded in and around the dam catchment.

** The capacity of North Pine, Hinze, Cooloolabin, Sideling Creek and Leslie Harrison have been temporarily decreased.

 

 

SEQ water consumption figures

 

Average daily residential water consumption across South East Queensland for the 14 day period ending 30 March 2016 was 162 litres per person. This is a decrease on the average for the previous period of 161 litres per person (calculated over 14 days ending 23 March 2016).

 

Average daily residential water consumption for a similar time last year was 163 litres per person. Across South East Queensland, residents are currently consuming about 1 litre less water per person per day as they did this time last year.

 

See below for further breakdowns:

 

Water consumption summary for the 14 day period ending Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Zone

SEQ

Central SEQ

Gold Coast

Redland

Scenic Rim

Sunshine Coast

Average daily production (ML)

785

497

165

37

4

80

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

162

151

192

187

100

171

Total rainfall (mm)

 

14.4

6.2

-

51.6

109.0

Temperature oC

 

29.9

28.9

28.9

29.8

28.8

 

 

Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending Wednesday 1 April 2015)

Zone

SEQ

Central SEQ

Gold Coast

Redland

Scenic Rim

Sunshine Coast

Average daily residential consumption (L/person)

163

152

181

194

110

183

 

 

Community assistance
Please direct the community to contact telephone – 1800 613 122. This number has been established for members of the public seeking information on which dams are spilling in South East Queensland. Members of the public seeking information on potential impacts in their local areas should direct enquiries to their local councils.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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