sand spear pump on noosa north shore

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 23:03
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has any one had luck with a sand spear pump on the beach
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Reply By: Member - Rob Mac (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 23:53

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 23:53
Hi Petanbro, I copied this off the QLD Govt Environment and Resource Management Site.
https://www.epa.qld.gov.au/parks_and_forests/find_a_park_or_forest/northern_cooloola_great_sandy_national_park/index.html
Dont know how far up the beach you are going but would expect the Shire or whatever it is called now at Noosa would have similar restrictions up to the Park boundary. Someone who lives up that way may know for certain.
"Fresh water obtained from pools, creeks or from sub-surface supplies on Teewah Beach is not suitable for drinking, cooking, showering or swimming. The use of portable sand spears to collect sub-surface water from the foredune areas is an offence and is not permitted. Fresh water is available at the Freshwater day-use area and campground. Treat all water before drinking."
Just spent 4 days on Teewah, Hot but nice to veg out from work.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Petanbro - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 22:36

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 22:36
Thanx for the info mate we are going up in early Feb, with a lot of kids and I was hoping to use the sand spear for shower water.
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Reply By: Rob! - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:22

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:22
Petanbro,

The reasons for the banning of sand spears in that area are reasonable, especially at this time of the year. Over the last month there would have been thousands of peaople there. Where do you think all those people went to the toilet?

R.
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:48

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:48
Bugger,

I've been drinking that water for years.

Regards
Geoff
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Reply By: Rob! - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:51

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:51
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
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Reply By: Mikee5 (Logan QLD) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 21:01

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 21:01
That link says they are banned in the foredunes. It doesn't say they are banned on the beach.
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Follow Up By: Petanbro - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 22:38

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 22:38
That my type of reasoning as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob Mac (QLD) - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 23:26

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 23:26
I thought "fore dunes" meant in front of the dunes ergo the beach.
Cheers
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