In response to escalating drought conditions the Balonne Shire Council will implement new Level 5 water restrictions in St George on Monday the 20th of January 2020.
Mayor Richard Marsh said Council’s river water allocation went below the 350ML trigger mark at the end of December. “It’s disappointing we haven’t been able to stretch our allocation further.”
The town’s average daily water usage dipped to 2.85ML per day for December but returned to 3ML per day at the start of January. “The temporary reduction seems driven by people being away over the Christmas holidays, rather than an intentional reduction,” Cr Marsh said.
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