Moree Plains Shire ratepayers who are yet to take up Moree Plains Shire Council's offer for free bulk water have another two months to do so.
In a council meeting on November 28, councillors unanimously approved a Christmas bonus for ratepayers facing a diminishing domestic water supply, meaning eligible ratepayers would have access to up to 25,000 litres of potable water per property, free of charge.
Now, following Thursday's council meeting, that water will continue to be available up until March 31.
The water is available for collection from council's Bulk Water Filling Station located at its Tycannah Street Works Depot.
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.
Prior to the original closing date of December 24, 47 applications were received by council, with 20 applications now complete, having taken their full 25,000 litres allocation.
If a collection of water has already been undertaken, another cannot be made.