Clarification of Water Tank Rebate for Residents

As part of the 2017/2018 Budget, Southern Downs Regional Council resolved to offer a water tank rebate to residents. In response to a number of enquiries, the Council has provided further clarification of the rebate.

 To be entitled to this rebate, a ratepayer has to be able to answer YES to all of the following:

 Are you currently receiving an access water charge?

  • Has the NEW tank been purchased between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018?
  • Do you have an invoice that shows the date of purchase for the new tank and the address of where the tank was installed?
  • Do you have an invoice from a licenced plumber stating that the tank has been plumbed into the premises?

 Please note that any existing tanks will not be eligible for this rebate.

 Any rural rate payers who do not have a water access charge will also not be entitled to receive this rebate.

 This rebate was one of the key recommendations handed down by the Stanthorpe Water Security Assessment Study conducted by the Queensland Government Department of Energy and Water Supply (DEWS) and was subsequently adopted by Council on 28 September 2016.

The water tank rebate achieves two benefits: it will make water cheaper for those residents who are paying an access water charge; and it will reduce the demand on the region’s water supply.

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