Extended dry weather prompts water restrictions
BREAKING NEWS: An extended period of dry weather and dropping levels at Copperlode Falls Dam has prompted Cairns Regional Council to impose Level 1 water restrictions.
The region has recorded its driest December since 2005, resulting in increased water usage and a drop in the city’s main water supply facility - Copperlode Falls Dam - to 79%.
Under Level 1 water restrictions:
Sprinklers may only be used between the hours of 6am-8am and 6pm-8pm
Odd-numbered houses (ie street number ending with 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) are permitted to use sprinklers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only.
Even-numbered houses (number ending with 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) may use sprinklers on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays only
No sprinkler use is permitted on Mondays.
Hand-held hoses with a trigger nozzle, watering cans and buckets can be used at any time.
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