Bulk Water over Christmas Period - Available on Friday 27 December only
Bookings Essential by midday Tuesday 24 December
Bulk water is available from Council’s Water Filling Station at the Tycannah Street Works Depot.
Over the Christmas period, the Water Filling Station will be closed from Wednesday 25 December 2019 until Thursday 2 January 2020, except on Friday 27 December.
Bookings to collect water on Friday 27 December 2019 are essential and can be made by calling Council on 02 6757 3222 by no later than midday, Tuesday 24 December 2019. Collection times for supply on this day will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Purchasing Bulk Water
Bulk water is available for purchase from the Tycannah Street Works Depot. As set out in Council’s Fees and Charges for the 2019-2020 financial year, bulk water is available for purchase directly from Council at a cost of $3.00 per 1,000 litres. (This cost is exclusive of any cartage costs which might be incurred in transporting the bulk water.)
Christmas Free Bulk Water Initiative
Last month, Council unanimously approved a Christmas bonus for ratepayers facing a diminishing domestic water supply heading into the festive season.
From 29 November 2019, eligible ratepayers have had access to an allocation of up to a maximum volume of 25,000 litres of potable water per property, free of charge, with the water being made available for collection by the eligible ratepayer (or their nominated agent) from Council’s Bulk Water Filling Station located at its Tycannah Street Works Depot.
This initiative will be available up until 24 December 2019, with Council foreshadowing that any similar initiative in the New Year will be discussed at its first Council Meeting of 2020.
A ratepayer must establish their eligibility for the Christmas Free Bulk Water Initiative by no later than midday Tuesday 24 December 2019.
To be eligible, a ratepayer:
- Must have a property for which rates are paid in the Moree Plains Shire. You will need to provide your Rates Assessment Number.
- That property must be located in an area of the Moree Plains Shire where either Water Restrictions have been imposed by Council (ie. Boggabilla, Mungindi or Weemelah) or where the property is not connected to any Potable Water Supply Scheme operated by Council.
- That property will be provided with access to a collection of bulk water from the Tycannah Street Works Depot up to a maximum volume of 25,000 litres.
- The ratepayer will be required to provide a declaration confirming that the water will be used for domestic purposes only.
Eligible ratepayers will need to complete the Christmas Free Bulk Water Declaration
Upon establishing eligibility, a ratepayer will be allocated a collection time for supply of the water from the Tycannah Street Works Depot. This scheduling will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis and is necessary because the fill time from the Bulk Water Station for volumes up to 25,000 litres may take up to 30 minutes.
Unless a booking is made for collection on Friday 27 December 2019, this water can be collected prior to Wednesday 25 December 2019 or from Thursday 2 January 2020.
For the avoidance of doubt, Moree town residents supplied water through the Moree Potable Water Supply Scheme are not eligible for this initiative. Such residents received water rebates earlier this year and are not presently on water restrictions.
For more information, contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (02) 6757 3222.