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Water tank delivery offers relief for Southern Downs farmers this weekend

Farmers across the Southern Downs can rest a little easier this weekend with water set to be delivered to farms as part of the Southern Downs Regional Council’s drought assistance program.

Following last weekend’s Back to Greymare event, local farmer Cynthia McDonald, Rural Aid and SDRC have joined forces to arrange for water tankers to deliver the much needed resource to farms in the region struggling to supply their homes.

Steve Walters, owner of Stephen Walters Truck Repairs in Brisbane, has generously donated three of his water tankers. Mr Walters and two of his drivers have also volunteered to assist with the water delivery.

“We are delighted with the efforts of Rural Aid and Cynthia McDonald to bring this vital service to our region’s famers,” Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said.

“As a region, we need to come together and help each other through this drought, and the water deliveries this weekend are a testament to the kind of community we enjoy in our region and a great outcome.

“I also cannot thank Stephen Walters Truck Repair enough for donating their water tankers and their time to assist our farmers.”

SDRC has arranged access to the water standpipe, and Rural Aid will help cover the costs of water and fuel for the water tankers.

For more information on how SDRC can assist you or your business with drought relief, please visit the SDRC website at

For more information on the water deliveries, please contact Charee Aspinall, Community Development Officer, on 07 4661 0300 or

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