water avaialble in WALLOON. 50c for 150L

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If anyone is travelling through WALLOON, west of Ipswich, Urban Utilities has set up an automatic vending machine that supplies 150L of water for 50c. Very handy if you want your tanks filled. I have written to them to ask if there are similar sites in QLD
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 09:42

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 09:42
Julie, the only other one I know of is in Coober Pedy SA.
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Follow Up By: scruffy - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 13:19

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 13:19
There used to be one in Rubyvale, I think it was. Don't know if it is still there. Bob
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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 13:37

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 13:37
Isis Shire put a coin operated one in Childers a few years ago along with Caravan parking and a dump station just off the main drag.
When Bundaberg Regional Council was forced upon Childers away went the coin operation and now you have to buy a prepaid card from BRC to dispense water.
That bloody progress for you!
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Reply By: Racey - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 16:16

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 16:16
150 litre for 50 cents isn't too bad. Tried to get water at Kingaroy a couple of years ago; was advised by Tourist info to go to the council Caravan park at the show grounds. Wife went the office window and enquired only to be told the fee would be $15, yes $15. We didn't take their water. A bit peed off after spending over $200 in town that day. Never again.
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Follow Up By: gbc - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 20:32

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 20:32
Right about that time kingaroy was trucking in water to run the whole town as I recall. Might explain the steep prices?
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Follow Up By: gbc - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 20:36

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 20:36
Just as a matter of interest I am paying $40 per 8000 litres of potable water on a job in town at the moment. I am also paying 3 hours minimum on the trucks though so there could be some cross costing in there.
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 17:53

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 17:53
GBC, you aren't getting ripped too badly.
It is $100 for them to get the standpipe and then $3.72 per kilolitre.

So their cost of around $29 gets padded a bit. The truck hire on the other hand.....

http://www.urbanutilities.com.au/Your_business/Metered_standpipes/Metered_standpipe_charges/
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 17:32

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 17:32
I often ask at a petrol station at a town with reticulated water .
If I have just bought over $100 of petrol the station staff are usually very happy to let me have 60 litres.
I have done at Mareeba Shell, Sesia, and probably some I cannot remember. I have also filled at Coober Pedy but the water was not too flash>LOL
Exmouth Tourist centre also has a tap.

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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 18:33

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 18:33
Rosewood also has one, a few of the towns around here have them as a lot of places are on tanks and run out after a few months without rain.

Bringing it home 1000L at a time looks a bit of a pain though.

I've mapped both filling points as A and B.

Marburg Showground has cheap camping too, so if you heading off from there they might be convenient.
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