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Supply of Bulk Water

Southern Downs Regional Council residents who are not on the reticulated water supply, can purchase water from a water carrier or directly from a Council owned water fill stations. Recent rain has restored the dam levels to full supply level across the region and Council has recently commissioned a new system to access water fill stations. This system will enable customers to use the fill stations with a Pay Wave payment system.

Existing Avdata accounts using a Fob are still active, however, they will be replaced in the near future by the Pay Wave system. Water supplied for purchase from a water carrier or from a Council owned standpipe is sourced from SDRC drinking water supplies and any water restrictions or permanent water saving rules now in place with a target of 200 litres per person per day apply to all users accessing water through Council’s water fill stations.

Location of water fill stations:

  • Warwick fill station located on Wallace Street, (near the Guide Hut) 
  • Stanthorpe fill station located on Mackenzie Street, Stanthorpe (near the Council Depot) 
  • Killarney fill station Mountain view Road
  • Allora fill station located on Forest Plain Road

The above fill stations have 80mm male camloc fittings suitable for water carters, and 25mm male camloc fittings suitable for filling pods.   


How to use the fill stations:

Please refer to instruction below to access water fill stations.

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Hours of operation:

  • 24 hour access

Avdata Keys:

Access to Avdata system is currently available. Council will replace Avdata system with Pay Wave. Current card holders will be contacted by Council prior to termination of Avdata system.

Additional Notes:

In times of water restrictions, water use limits applicable under various water restriction will apply to all users accessing water via Council’s water fill stations.

Council will endeavour to maintain the access to fill stations whilst the dam levels are at full supply, however, Council may restrict the access to fill stations at short notice as required to implement water restrictions. 

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