Port Douglas, Mossman and Newell Beach residents must reduce water use immediately or potentially face more disruptions to supply.
Significant water loss in reservoirs has occurred due to a water main break at Crees Creek caused by heavy rainfall overnight.
To address this issue and restore the water supply to normal levels, Council has turned on level 4 water restrictions and is asking people to reduce their water consumption immediately.
If the demand for water does not decrease, Council will be compelled to implement rolling limitations and/or stopping of supply across the shire.
It is crucial for everyone to cooperate and conserve water during this challenging period.
Residents are advised to avoid any unnecessary water consumption, such as long showers, washing machines, using the hose for cleaning, filling pools or watering lawns.
Council crews are actively working to fix the broken water main and restore the water supply.
Further updates will be available through the official channels, including Douglas Shire Council’s website, the Disaster Dashboard and social media platforms.
By working together, we can overcome this water shortage and ensure the long-term sustainability of our water resources.