Preserve drinking water in valley

LOCKYER Valley residents and businesses are being urged to conserve water.

The region's council has enforced water restrictions on the area, limiting residents to using water for drinking, cooking and showering only.

Withcott and Helidon are out of water and Gatton was expected to run out early this morning though the council said there would still be enough left for a few more days. Laidley has two to three days of supply left and Grantham has no water or power.

The Local Disaster Management Group is working closely with Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) to provide an alternative water supply to Lockyer Valley residents.

QUU has reported severe damage to the main trunk water line in Gatton and said it may take some time to repair.

Residents are urged to cut their water use to an absolute minimum and should not use water for hosing or to clean up.

Residents are entitled to three 600ml bottles of water per person, per day and can pick up water from the Gatton Sports Centre, Hatton Vale State School, Helidon Cricket Oval, Laidley Council Depot and the Withcott Rural Fire Station.



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