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Whitsunday Regional Council water usage bills are being sent out in the coming weeks and theCouncil has launched a simple online tool to help people understand their water usage.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said the water usage calculator on our Council website, is a simple toolwhich will help everyone save money and water.
“Based on answers to questions about your water usage the calculator will estimate your annualwater consumption in a few short steps,” Mayor Whitney said.
“You can easily see if the majority of your water usage is in the garden, bathroom, laundry orkitchen.
“The calculator will also give you water saving tips based on where you use most of your water.“The online calculator is a simple interactive way people can easily see where they are using themajority of their water.
“I urge people who are concerned about their water bills to jump onto the council website andcheck out the calculator,” she said.
Mayor Whitney said these are the first water bills where the entire Whitsunday Regional Councilwill be billed under the two-tariff system.
“Residents are reminded that the two-part tariff pricing model now includes the whole Whitsunday Regional Council area, meaning everyone pays for the water they use,” she said.
The consumption charges are as follows:• Tier 1 (up to 1 kL/day for each billing period) $0.84/kL• Tier 2 (above 1kL/day for each billing period) $1.44/kL
“Residents are reminded to continue to use water responsibly. Responsible use of water is theuse of up to 1 kilolitre of water per household per day or 365 kL per year,” Mayor Whitney said.
“This can be achieved easily by adopting some simple water saving measures such as wateringyour garden for a shorter period of time.
“Water use inside the house can be reduced by fixing dripping taps, turning the tap off whenbrushing your teeth and limiting shower times.”
Find the Water Usage Calculator at http://www.whitsunday.qld.gov.au/en_US/water-usagecalculator or access the link from the homepage.
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