Where to fill water tanks in Carnarvon, WA

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Does anyone know where I can top up my water tanks in Carnarvon WA, ?
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Reply By: DiscoTourer - Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 23:32

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 23:32
Cougar 55,

You could try the dump point at Robinson Street....also has a tap with drinking water. Have personally topped up my tanks at that location. I used my own potable water (blue) hose and not their hose.

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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 23:40

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 23:40
Mmmmm....not sure why Exploroz posted this one twice.
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Follow Up By: ModSquad - Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 23:50

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Mmmm..they didn't - you did :)

We shall remove the duplicate.

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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 00:45

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 00:45
Okay....

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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 23:34

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 23:34
Some years ago they constructed a new public toilet block accessed from Robinson Street on the way into town, south side. There was a tap there.

However the best way to find out is to ask at the visitor centre Carnarvon WA Visitor Centre


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Reply By: Member - mike g2 - Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 23:36

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 23:36
Hi cougar- several possibilities; assuming your after tap grade supply . ( helps to have a port filter cartridge set up on front draw bar). Try the servos- there's at least 3 in town, shire has a depot , there's a large local sport complex ( oval) with facilities block as you go into centre of town- may need to arrange access. there's the met and a ARes company depot at the airport ( again-ask the locals) , so on... so on...
call/email local tourist office as well for other or any of my suggested options.
can always try local c/van park(s) as well. I've been there many times, nice for a stay.
for the fussy, supermarket(s) in town sell bottled water.
experience has taught me role/value ofwater supply generally.

for Toorak tractor drivers- Perrier here we come!

MG.

pS: going on your comment "top up" tanks, may be worth flushing tank (how old is existing tank water?)- like "old" fuel, not as good as fresh.
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Follow Up By: Cougar 55 - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 00:33

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 00:33
Thanks MG,
Heading north in a couple of weeks, got a list as long as the trip, and flushing the water tanks is on it. Is there any cleaning / sterilising products that you know of?

Ps: like the Toorak tractor drivers bit...lol

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 06:24

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 06:24
Give them a dose of household chlorine bleach (un scented, no other additives).
We use about 10ml per 100L of tank capacity every fill, but for a one off 'shot', use several times that, allow to slop about for a while and then drain.

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Reply By: two_ks - Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 23:37

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 23:37
Cougar 55,
Drive in to the town reference board, left hand side of North West Coastal Hwy, just south of T junction(travelling north). tap is near hoarding.
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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 13:33

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 13:33
second that...town quality water...plenty of room if towing etc
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Reply By: Cougar 55 - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 00:23

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 00:23
Thanks to all those that replied, was there a couple of years ago and sat at the servo for half a day waiting my turn.
You all have given me a few more options.
See you on the road maybe.
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Reply By: two_ks - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 01:02

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 01:02
Cougar 55,
1/2 lt. vinegar each tank, half fill each tank with house water, take rig for a drive up and down a hill or two, or verge jump will do the trick, flush and re fill all.
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Follow Up By: Member - mike g2 - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 09:53

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 09:53
Hi cougar, and 2_ ks, agree with vinegar, can also use dilute household bleach or peroxide.
as you can see, quite a few spots to refill. enjoy trip north.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 14:01

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 14:01
Cougar,

Bit OT from your original query, but coming through Camooweal yesterday, and there was a caravan pulled up at the dump site.

As I passed, a bloke was sitting there, filling his 'van tanks with a dark green 1/2" hose, and my thought was: "Hope that's not the hose that people use to rinse out their toilet cassettes?"

Suppose any "additives" on the end of the hose might add some taste to the local borewater?

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Follow Up By: Member - mike g2 - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 00:19

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 00:19
mmm, sounds yummy. reminds me of stories of public drinking fountains etc.. still, I've trialled some interesting stuff using a milbag filter and tablets during old army days as a survival exercise.

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Reply By: TrevorDavid - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 16:33

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 16:33
Cougar, there is a tap for this at the public toilets at the cultural centre in Robinson st opposite Pelican Point rd ( The rd that goes that out to the one mile jetty )



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Reply By: aboutfivebucks (Pilbara) - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 19:15

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 19:15
If I'm not heading into town, I fill up at the tap in front of the red truck (behind the bin) in the link below when I buy fuel.

Tap in front of red truck behind bin at Caltex

I've been doing this for over 20 years. (with the exception of the last couple) - correct me if its not there anymore.

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