Logan City Council to host events which will answer residents' drought questions

Logan City Council will host two drought-response events this month to answer residents' queries on water use.

Sessions will be at the Marsden Library from 10.30am-12.30pm on Wednesday, January 22 and Loganholme Library from 11am-1pm on Wednesday, January 29.

Council is reminding residents that water use is a high priority as the region remains in the grip of drought.

Logan was among several south-east Queensland local government areas drought declared last month.

Council urges residents to take shorter showers and use the half flush function on toilets.

Use less water: Logan City Council will answer residents' water use queries at two drought response events this month.

Use less water: Logan City Council will answer residents' water use queries at two drought response events this month.

They also recommend aerating your lawn to reduce run-off when it rains, and only watering gardens before 10am and after 4pm.

"Rather than a hose, use brooms, brushes or rakes to clean outdoor areas," a council spokesman said.

Council has implemented some water-saving measures. Contractors' water use has been restricted during the hottest hours of the day, and staff are attending water leaks as quickly as possible.

Council is also trialling smart water meter technology, which allows for faster leak detection.

"As a community service provider, Logan City Council cannot stop using water completely," the spokesman said.

"Council needs to use water for various activities, including flushing water pipes to ensure drinking quality is maintained and dust suppression at building sites.

The spokesman said council also watered new turf to prevent damage to adjacent works and reduce erosion when it rained.

The south-east Queensland regional drought response plan recommends restrictions not be implemented before the combined level of water grid reaches 50 per cent.

The SEQ combined dam level is about 55 per cent.

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