Level 1 water restrictions
Level 1 water restrictions will are in place for all residents connected to the Council’s water supply. Stage one will limit the use of irrigation to between the hours of 6pm and 8am however hand held hoses may be used at any time.
Mayor Tom Gilmore said Council is being proactive about preserving water consumption. “Council moved in recognition of the fact we live in a robust agricultural economy; we are entirely dependent upon water from Tinaroo,” he said.
“Domestic water supply for Mareeba, Dimbulah and Kuranda are all drawn from Tinaroo and Council agreed today that we should, in recognition of the fact that Tinaroo is less than 50 per cent and we are entering an irrigation year, that we will introduce Level 1 water restrictions for domestic use.”
The restrictions were effective immediately from 20 July 2017.