Council assistance for water shortages
SUNSHINE Coast Council will assist private property residents affected by water supply issues by providing extra access to council taps for domestic quantities of water across the region.
With an exceptionally dry winter continuing into spring, some residents whose properties are not connected to the town water supply are experiencing lengthy delays for tank water refills as the commercial water carriers struggle to keep up with demand.
Council is meeting with key stakeholders, including Sunshine Coast water supplier Unitywater, to identify processes which should reduce waiting times for water resupply.
Council will also be working in close partnership with Unitywater to try and establish more large quantity filling points across the region to assist commercial operators and to speed up water deliveries to our community.
All residents relying on water tank supplies should consider water saving measures in light of the continuing dry weather and the lengthy water resupply delays which are likely to continue.
Any person experiencing hardship due to lack of water supply should make their situation known to friends, family, neighbours, relatives or assistance agencies for support.