A shortfall of 6.6 megalitres was recorded over the past three weeks in its three reservoirs.
According to council data, residents used an average of 64.95 megalitres per day, but this had increased to 71.5 megalitres – reflecting a shortfall of 6.6 megalitres.
Mayor Freddy Greever blamed households, saying they were using more water in their gardens.
“The greatest contributor to the increase in water consumption is from watering irrigation of our gardens.”
Greever said car washers on the city’s streets were also consuming water at an alarming rate. Street car washers also did not pay for the water they used. They took their water from public toilets, the mayor said.
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