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Residents Who Rely on Tanks Encouraged to Top Up

Unitywater is encouraging residents who are not connected to the town water supply to check their tanks and book water deliveries.

Unitywater Executive Manager Customer and Community Katherine Gee said after combined South East Queensland dam levels dropped below 60% in September, it was timely for those who rely on tank water to consider topping up.

“It’s getting warmer, dam levels have dropped, and it’s dry across our region,” Ms Gee said.

“Despite the La Nina forecast and predictions for a wet summer, rain may not fall hard or soon enough, or in the right places.

“We’ve received phone calls from some residents on tanks who are close to running out or have run out of water already so it’s really important to check tank levels regularly.”

Ms Gee said Unitywater fill stations for commercial water carriers were open 24 hours a day, with the exception of the Landsborough site which was open 6am – 10pm. Unitywater also provides access to three community fill stations across the service region where residents can fill containers for $4.35 per 1000 litres of water, and these are also open 24 hours a day.

“We installed our community fill stations earlier this year in response to community feedback and these provide an option for residents to obtain drinking water while they wait for their water delivery. They’re located in Cooroy, Nambour and Warner,” she said.

“We can’t always rely on the rain and empathise with residents on tank water during periods of dry weather.”

Ms Gee said Unitywater’s latest water-saving community campaign, Local Water Legends, encouraged everyone to be water wise and make small changes for a big, collective difference to water use in the region.

“You can limit your showers to four minutes, water the garden in the early morning or late afternoon and make sure appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines are only used when they are full,” she said.

Join the Local Water Legends and find more water-saving tips here.


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