WATER LEAK POL­ICY

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

Re­cently I was charged $2366 for a water leak 1m un­der­neath my drive­way (clearly some­thing I couldn’t see) be­cause the Con­cealed Water Leak Pol­icy had been re­moved when we de-amal­ga­mated. This was raised by T. Melchert and B. Clarke in a coun­cil meet­ing on July 14 to re­in­state this pol­icy, but the mo­tion was de­feated. I have no idea why Coun­cil would want to do this, it’s very un­fair to the lo­cal peo­ple who work so hard to make ends meet and not to men­tion how hard this would be for our pen­sion­ers! This has not only hap­pened to me but I also know this has hap­pened to a lot of oth­ers as well and will con­tinue to hap­pen if we don’t make a stand. The new can­di­dates, M. Kerr, V. Ruf­fles, D. Gra­ham and R. Weavers have all had a pos­i­tive thought on this and agree with me as do T. Melchert and B.Clarke. I think this is some­thing that all lo­cals/ratepay­ers should know be­fore they place their vote!

Katrina Caswell, Port Dou­glas

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