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Surging water use, falling dam levels, spark warning to cut down

South-east Queensland’s drinking water usage has reached the highest level since before the 2000s drought, as authorities predict combined dam levels will fall below 70 per cent in the coming days.

  • Lucy Stone
  • Brisbane Times

Seqwater, the organisation responsible for 3.1 million Queenslanders’ drinking water supply, has issued a warning asking people to cut down on water use ahead of a warm, dry autumn.

The organisation is relaunching its community campaign Water Wise to give people ideas on how to reduce water in the home.

On Sunday morning, average dam levels across south-east Queensland’s 12 dams sat at 70.5 per cent, or…

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