Reticulated water users asked to go easy.

Gladstone Regional Council asks that residents whose homes are connected to the Gladstone reticulation network conserve their water usage from now until tomorrow night, November 14.

 A temporary reduction in water supply to the Gladstone reticulation network will be in effect for eight hours from 8 am tomorrow  (Nov 14) as the result of the Gladstone Area Water Board’s need to shut down access for an expected eight hours to enable it to conduct necessary maintenance to its network.

In order to help cope with the reduced water supply Council is asking residents to avoid using water outdoors, including the use of hoses from now until the expected restoration of supply at 4 pm on Tuesday.

The Gladstone reticulation network also referred to as the Lake Awoonga Scheme, services residents in Gladstone, Boyne Island, Tannum Sands, Benaraby, Wurdong Heights, Beecher, Burua and Calliope. The restrictions do not apply to residents whose water service is supplied via the Mount Larcom, Bororen, Miriam Vale or Agnes Water/Seventeen Seventy schemes.

“Council is confident that its reservoirs hold enough water to get through the eight-hour period but there is always a chance that GAWB’s maintenance and upgrade work could take longer than expected and we would like to err on the side of caution,” Councillor Burnett said.

“Fortunately, the region has experienced steady rain falls in recent weeks so gardens should survive a few days without watering and cleaning the car can always wait until another weekend.”