Council acknowledges support is also needed for rural residents – everyone needs water. Rural residents can access the urban water supply from standpipes located at Warwick (Wallace Street) and Stanthorpe (McKenzie Street) using an Avdata data key.
Access to these standpipes is available 24 hours, 7 days per week.
The cost of bulk water from the standpipes is $6.80 per kilolitre. This is the price residents will pay when collecting water using their Avdata key. Bulk water purchased by commercial businesses such as water carters are able to include additional fees and charges as part of their business operations.
Water supplied through the standpipes is more expensive than the water supplied through the town reticulated water supply system. This is because those on the reticulated water supply pay an annual water access fee which contributes to the ongoing maintenance of the water supply network.
Please also see information on the Supply of Bulk Water.
Rural residents can purchase non-drinking water for stock and agricultural purposes from private water carriers. Approved Water Carters