The amount of water being used in Department of Housing properties has decreased significantly, thanks to the efforts of the department's many water-wise tenants.
The current water shortage is a problem we can deal with together if we all do our bit, and we can all find ways to reduce the amount of water we are using.
It is important that you keep up to date with the water use requirements stated by your local council or the Queensland Water Commission. For a full copy of the restrictions or for more information contact your local council.
Tenants in Department of Housing properties must comply with these requirements in the same way as all other residents. Your local council can fine you if you break the rules, and the department may charge you for excessive amounts of water used in your property.
If your property has a water meter, you can monitor your household's water use by taking regular readings. It is important to advise the Department of housing if your property has any leaking taps or other plumbing fixtures.