|Declared Plants Control|
|Planning Scheme and Policies|
|Strategic Planning Unit|
|Tree Problems and Removal|
Water SupplyResidents who are supplied with water by Council are urged to monitor their usage, particularly in the warmer months of the year. Being aware of potential waste will assist you to both conserve this precious resource and to avoid having to pay additional charges for excess water used.
|WSI007 Customer Service Standard for Water Supply & Sewerage Services|
|Further Information on Water Meters|
Information relating to Water service areas may be obtained from any Gympie Regional Council customer service office or online below. Alternatively hardcopy maps may be obtained from the Design Services Office, with charges applying, based on the size and number of pages required.
|WSI901 Water Service Area and Associated Infrastructure - Gympie|
|WSI902 Water Service Area and Associated Infrastructure - Small Towns|
Gympie Regional Council has a two part water tariff for all water schemes.
The two part tariff describes the way ratepayers are charged for water and provides an opportunity to take greater control over the size of their water bills.
To assist water users in finding ways to conserve water, the Council supports the Water Wise campaign conducted throughout Queensland. Ways to save water can be as simple as not letting the tap run while brushing your teeth (5 litres saved) or sweeping the driveway instead of hosing it clean (100 litres saved). The CSIRO recommends that gardens should only be watered once or twice a week and estimates that even for mid-summer the average sized property only requires six kilolitres of watering per week. The average sprinkler will use approximately one thousand litres (1 kilolitre) per hour. More frequent watering results in shallow root growth and reduces the drought resistance of grasses and plants. The most efficient times for watering are after sunset and before dawn.
|WSI002 Water Wise Information Sheet|
|Further Information on Water Consumption and Conservation|
Water Supply (Private)
Residents experiencing problems with a private water supply may contact Community Services for advice. Untreated creek or dam water should not be used for domestic proposes (toilets excepted). Rainwater catchment areas and guttering should be regularly inspected and cleaned. Rainwater tanks are permitted throughout the Region and must be mosquito-proof and cleaned out as necessary.
There are several reticulated private supply schemes eg. The Palms and Nahrunda, which Council has no control over. Water from the schemes is untreated and is considered not suitable for drinking unless further treated.
|HEI202 Domestic Water Supply Information|