Water Saving Tips
Water is our most valuable asset, for without it, we wouldn't be here. That's why Gympie Regional Council have a number of skilled staff who are tasked with making sure our drinking water is of the highest quality. Here are some tips to help residents save water.
In the home
- Turn off the water while you brush your teeth. Leaving the water on while doing the nightly routine is habit for some of us, but every minute the tap is on, it's literally five litres down the drain.
- Check for hidden useage. A continually dripping tap can waste up to 600 litres a day. Replace tap washers when required.
In the garden
- Toughen your lawn and water at night to prevent evaporation (1,000 litres per hour).
- Fertilising lightly and regularly will mean it needs about 30 per cent less water.
- If water runs off your garden, use mulch or worms to improve soil condition so the water will soak in. Garden mulch can prevent up to 80 per cent of evaporation loss.
Changes to water consumption charges
During a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday 29 July 2020, Council adopted its 2020-2021 budget which included an increase to water consumption charges across the region.
This charge is calculated by multiplying the kilolitres (kl) of water you consume and the two pricing tiers below.
1st Tier (up to 250kl consumed) - $1.26/kl - (This tier has increased by $0.09/kl)
2nd Tier (after 250kl consumed) - $2.26/kl - (This tier has increased by $0.17/kl)
You can use our new online calculator below to get an estimate of your new water consumption charge.
Under the current system of water pricing, residents can make significant savings by reducing the amount of water they use.
The Gympie Region is still drought declared. Now, more than ever we need to conserve our most precious resource, water.
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