Water tank donation program offers lifeline to farmers

Water tank donation program offers lifeline to farmers

31 August 2021

Southern Downs Regional Council has been working closely with farm equipment manufacture TransTank International (TTi) to develop a drought-buffering program to donate water cartage tanks to primary producers and not-for-profit organisations.

The donation program will run through an expression of interest (EOI) process under the auspices of TTi and there is currently an opportunity to submit an application to receive a 1500 litre AquaTrans Tank  commercially valued at $2k.

A Council spokesperson said that tanks will become available intermittently and interested residents or organisations should regularly monitor Council’s website and Facebook page for announcements as tanks become available.

“First in best dressed applies to this donation program and we suggest farmers and not-for profit organisations keep an eye on Council’s website and Facebook page where we will post updates as tanks become available,” the spokesperson said.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for primary producers to secure world-class equipment to improve their operations and buffer their water supply during drought.

“Council is proud to partner with TTi and thank them for coming forward with this fantastic initiative.”

Receiving a tank is not guaranteed and interested parties should familiarise themselves with the Terms and Conditions of the program which can be found on Council’s website.

For more information on the type of water cartage tanks that will be donated through this program, visit https://www.tti.com.au/product-category/liquid-transport-tanks/water-cartage-tanks/

To submit an EOI for a donated water cartage tank visit Council’s website at https://www.sdrc.qld.gov.au/council/drought-assistance-information or contact Dani Kinnear, Council’s Community Development Officer at dani.kinnear@sdrc.qld.gov.au.

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