Public Water Taps

Submitted: Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 17:24
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Doing a trip from Perth to Darwin to Alice to Adelaide to Perth and all points in between come June over about 4 months towing my caravan. Have been told that many towns have public water taps where we can top up caravan water tanks without need to go into a caravan park as we like camping out and have our own in built facilities.

Can anyone advise the location of any taps you are aware of in WA/NT/SA where we might be able to get water please?
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 17:33

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 17:33
Most water taps can be found in the central parks of towns. Normally there would be a facility put there by a Service Club or the local Council.

You have to know however that any water costs money and especially in drought stricken areas water is a premium resource. It doesn't hurt to ask the Servo, Council or alike if you could buy some water off them. 99% of the time they would tell you fill up for free.
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Reply By: Big Al. Gold Coast - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 18:21

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 18:21
Make sure you have a selection of tap fittings and a 4 way tap security key. ( from Bunnings )
Most taps are 1'' at servo and parks.

I also carry a set of multi grips just in case the tap comes loose.
We also make sure we boil all drinking water.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 00:03

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 00:03
4 way tap security key. Does it look like this

https://www.choiceful.com/choiceful-id-103157-Rolson-4--Way-Service-Utility-Key.html

or can you direct me to a picture of one on the net please.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 18:59

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 18:59
Gday,
Your welcome to use my tap in Alice.
Cheers
Hairy
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 19:22

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 19:22
There is a public water supply bowser hose in the fence of the water treatment plant in Coober Pedy but you need to put a coin in the slot to start the water flow. From memory it's in the street next to the Oasis Caravan Park.

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 22:45

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 22:45
Same deal in Andamooka at the shipping container beside the camp grounds.

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Reply By: Joondalupgerry - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 20:26

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 20:26
We found most parks had a tap available near the toilet block for the cleaners to use.
We checked the park for "grey water or recycled water" signs...and had no problems hitching our hose up.
Also many civic buildings/ tourist info buidlings had a tap or knew where one was available. Also quite a few jetties/boating facilities had water available.
But in places like Coober Pedy, Denham etc...you had to pay..but frankly it was minimal.
Cheers
Gerard and Anne
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Reply By: mildew - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 23:28

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 23:28
Good stuff!!! Keep 'em coming please. Special thanks to Hairy for the offer.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 13:54

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 13:54
Bumping this in case anyone with more info didn't see it the first time around

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