A new water fill station is up and running in South Pambula, ready to provide water in drier times.
The new solar-powered unit in Redfern Close was installed after last year’s drought and Black Summer bushfires highlighted a need in the South Pambula area.
Council’s Water and Sewerage Services Manager, Chris Best said the new fill station brings a low-cost solution to delivering improved water security to an agricultural, industrial and residential area bordering large areas of forest.
“Last year’s drought and bushfires made it extremely clear that residents need access to an affordable supply of water,” Mr Best said.
“Having a new fill station close to many rural properties makes it easier for water cartage suppliers to service this area with reduced overheads, and for residents to top-up supplies when needed.
“Water fill stations are there for commercial and residential use, with free and paid options available to suit different needs.
“The free option delivers up to 200 litres of water in about six minutes via a standard garden hose fitting. This is perfect for campervans and recreational vehicles, or anyone wanting to top-up a small drinking water tank.
“The paid option delivers about 1000 litres in less than five minutes via a 50mm or 80mm outlet. Customers will need to request a key available from our Bega office to access this option, which is billed quarterly at $3.30 per thousand litres.
“Water from all of our fill stations across the shire is treated and safe to drink. All you need is your own hose and connection, plus as many containers as you need.
“Our network of water fill stations add to the numerous services we provide, ensuring we are as prepared as can be for drier times ahead.”
Other council water fill stations are located at: Bermagui, Cobargo-Quaama, Bega, Tathra, Bemboka, Candelo, Merimbula and Eden.
To learn more about water fill stations, where to find them and how to access them, visit Council’s website.