Water restrictions changed in Isaac after dam investigations
WATER restrictions have been lowered in parts of the region, while others parts have increased to level three.
Clermont water restrictions have been reduced to level one today, following initial findings of a report into Theresa Creek Dam's water restriction trigger levels.
"This is great news for Clermont residents," Isaac region Mayor Anne Baker said.
"Council has wanted to ease water restrictions in Clermont if possible, but it all hinged on a study of Theresa Creek Dam.
"The experts have confirmed the actual storage volume in Theresa Creek Dam and developed a new storage yield curve, which is the basis for the revised restrictions trigger."
This year, Isaac Regional Council engaged a consultant to conduct a robust investigation to deliver a sustainable and reliable water supply to Clermont from the dam.
Mrs Baker said the decision to lift previous Level 2 water restrictions was made this week after councillors considered the specialist consultant's report.
"As a result, council has immediately lowered previous water restrictions in Clermont and will be establishing a new, lower water level as a trigger for any future water restrictions," she said.
"We have needed to be responsible and ensure water supplies were maintained in Clermont.
"However, at the same time, we committed to the community earlier this year to commissioning a robust investigation into water restriction trigger levels."
Middlemount remains on level two water restrictions, while in the Central Highlands, Emerald, Blackwater and Bluff have increased to level three.
Visit the council website for information on what restrictions apply in each level.