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 email@example.com 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:
* 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
Residential water consumption for similar time last year (14 day period ending Wednesday 1 April 2015)
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.