CONSTANTLY ASSESSED: Bjelke-Petersen Dam is sitting at 17% capacity.
CONSTANTLY ASSESSED: Bjelke-Petersen Dam is sitting at 17% capacity. Heath Pukallus

Our dam levels hold and water restrictions remain

DEPSITE the poor rain outlook there are no plans to increase water restrictions before summer.

Water restrictions are governed by dam levels and Gordonbrook Dam is sitting at 88.4%.

Bjkelke-Ptersen Dam is at 17.9% and Boondooma Dam is 49%.

A South Burnett Regional Council spokeswoman said the council constantly assessed dam and groundwater levels.

"Depending on what happens over the next couple of months will determine when the regionneeds to move to level four restrictions throughout the region,” shesaid.

"This decision will be made in December or January.”

Irrigators have already received their allocations for the 2017-18 water year.

Farmers feeding off Boondooma Dam have 100% of their allocation while those feeding off Bjkelke-Ptersen Dam are down to 17%.

Level three water restrictions are in place throughout the South Burnett.

Residents are advised that sprinklers are not to be used.

Hand-held watering is permitted from 6-7am and 5-6pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for odd-numbered houses and Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for even-numbered houses.

No residential watering is permitted on Mondays.

Hosing and washing of paved and concrete areas is not permitted under level three restrictions.

Restrictions also apply to commercial, government and council facilities including sporting fields, schools and parks that utilise reticulated town water.