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Significant wet weather delays Toowoomba water notices

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Toowoomba residents still waiting for their water notices can expect them to arrive from this Friday as the council blames the recent wet weather for the slight delay.

Toowoomba Regional Council has put additional resources into reading all 65,000 water meters across the region after recent wet weather affected staff accessing areas and meters filled with water and debris.

Councillor Kerry Shine says the council uses four water meter readers to read all 65,000 water meters across the region twice annually.

“This most recent period was impacted by the significant rainfall and flooding issues from October 2021 until March 2022, with some areas inaccessible for a period of time and many water meter boxes filling up with water and soil debris at various stages,” Cr Shine says.

“These impacts made the water meter reading process slower than usual but in a proactive step, TRC used additional staff resources from within Council to complete the water meter readings in a reasonable timeframe.

“Council appreciates some residents will have been expecting their water notices by now and we are pleased to advise they will hit letterboxes and emails this week,” Cr Shine said.

With an issue date of May 6, water rates notices will be due June 7.

Residents are reminded of TRC’s online payment option available at https://www.tr.qld.gov.au/payments-self-service-laws/payments-rates