Standpipe costs a concern for Mid Murray

March 20, 2024 9:29 am in by
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Misuse & vandalism of Mid Murray Council water infrastructure is now seeing a review carried out.  

The Council currently provides access to 14 standpipes for users to access non‐potable water for residential and livestock use – with users paying a usage fee.

Council say they can’t afford to cover the cost, saying they have spent over $100,000 in recent years for upgrades to reduce vandalism.

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Mid Murray Council Mayor Simone Bailey said “The aim is to create a fairer system where the user and amount of water used are accurately identified, and the costs are fairly recovered”.  

Community feedback is now welcomed via a survey that can be found on the Councils website.