November 8, 2018
Have you got a leaky tap? To make sure you don’t, officers from Toowoomba Regional Council are travelling throughout the region to check water meters.
TRC Water portfolio holder Cr Bill Cahill said staff have been reading water meters and talking to residents to identify if there is an appliance in use or whether there is a potential leak as part of a program to conserve water.
“We recently kicked off our leak checkers program and are in the process of visiting different parts of the region,” Cr Cahill said.
“We started in Cambooya and from the first 250 properties we looked at, about 10 per cent were identified as potentially having a leak.
“Our officers have then been talking to residents about this process and informing them what can be done to fix the leak. In the cases where residents aren’t home, we have been leaving an information card with our contact details to discuss the matter further.
“It’s important we identify any leaks as water is the most important commodity we have.
“Despite the recent rain, the ongoing drought conditions are causing significant stress on water supplies and, unfortunately, Council’s bores are under pressure in a number of regional communities.
“On top of this, the average daily demand across the Toowoomba Bulk Water Network is 36.7Ml per day from our bores and dams. With a combined dam level of about 43 per cent, it’s imperative we save water wherever possible.”