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Call to conserve water use

Charters Towers residents are being requested to be conservative with their water use from next week as the refurbishment of the steel reservoir on Towers Hill gets underway.

Although Charters Towers Regional Council will not be implementing water restrictions during the 10-week reservoir refurbishment period, residents are asked to watch their water usage during this time and conserve water wherever possible.

The works will result in a halving of the water stored on Towers Hill for a period of up to 10 weeks.

However in the event that Council is unable to maintain storage levels in the concrete reservoir during this period, further steps may need to occur to have residents cut their water usage.

Council will continuously monitor water demand and keep the community informed on the status of the project and the demand for water.

The refurbishment of the steel reservoir – the blue reservoir – is an important part of Council’s Water Infrastructure Upgrade Program.

The refurbishment work, which will start on Monday, 29 May, is funded through the National Stronger Regions Fund.

Council has appointed DGH Engineering to carry out the reservoir refurbishment works. This work forms part of Council’s $17.381 million water infrastructure upgrade program being delivered over the next 2½ years that is 50 per cent funded by the Commonwealth.

MG 26 May 2017

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