QLD tourists to limit shower time

Tourists coming to south-east Queensland will be asked to do their bit to save water in the drought-hit region.

Queensland Water Commission chairwoman Elizabeth Nosworthy said a new proposal would require accommodation providers in the state's south-east to install signs in bathrooms.

The signs would ask tourists to limit their showers to four minutes and not to leave the tap running while brushing their teeth or shaving.

To date there have been no uniform measures to encourage tourists to save water and information campaigns and signage has been provided by individual councils.