The Townsville Council is cracking down on everyone's secret weapon to keeping a green lawn.
From Monday, locals will have to wind back how often they are using a weeper hose.
They've been added to Level 3 Water Restrictions, meaning the hoses can only be switched on for an hour in the mornings and evenings under the odds and evens system.
Mayor Jenny Hill says it's a common sense decision.
“Our target on Level 3 restrictions is 100ML per day and if we can stick to those levels then there will not be a need to move to Level 4 restrictions,” Cr Hill said.
Pumping from the Burdekin Dam continues.
Current Water Restrictions:
- No sprinkler or irrigation systems
- Handheld watering (including weeper hoses from 19 Dec) only 6am-7am and 6pm-7pm (odd and evens system applies)
- Buckets, watering cans and drip irrigation systems can be used at any time
Even houses - Tuesday and Saturday
Odd houses - Wednesday and Sunday