Water restrictions from 18 Sep 2018 - Water restrictions apply to all Council water supply schemes:

Medium level (200 litres/person/day) - Brookstead, Cambooya, Cecil Plains, Clifton, Greenmount, Hodgson Vale (includes Top Camp), Pittsworth, Southbrook, Vale View & Yarraman schemes.

Continuation of permanent conservation measures (200 litres/person/day) - Toowoomba Bulk Water Supply Scheme (Oakey, Jondaryan, Haden, Crows Nest, Highfields, Kingsthorpe, Gowrie Junction, Meringandan, Toowoomba City, Westbrook and Goombungee)

Relief from water consumption charges after a water leak

Partial relief from payment of water consumption charges will only be granted if we are satisfied that:

  • the water consumed was the result of an unapparent plumbing failure, and
  • as soon as the applicant was aware of an increase in water consumption, steps were taken to  find the cause and a licensed plumber carried out the repairs promptly.

How to apply for relief

You can apply for relief in person, by phone, or email.

To make an application for partial relief you will need to: 

  1. complete and sign an application form (see below)
  2. collect the following documents from your licensed plumber
    • a statement describing the repair work and certifying that loss was due to an unapparent plumbing failure undetectable to the resident; and
    • a copy of the plumber's bill for the work.
  3. lodge the application and plumber's documents with us before the payment due date of your water consumption notice.

How the amount of relief is determined

The amount of water you have consumed over the previous 4 billing cycles is compared with your consumption during the period of the unapparent plumbing failure. You may be eligible for up to 50% of water considered lost as a result of the plumbing failure.

Related form

Water relief application form

Last Updated: Friday, 05 October 2018 15:18
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