Automated standpipe Crows Nest

In the 2018/19 budget, an allocation of $230,000 was assigned to the installation of automated standpipes at Crows Nest, Oakey, Wyreema and Millmerran. The project also received $125,000 in funding through the Drought Communities Programme.

The installation of the automated standpipes will allow us to more accurately keep track of water usage from the standpipes. This project will help reduce water losses, water theft and ensure correct payment is received for the amount of water removed by the users.

Once the standpipes are ready to be used, users will need to apply for a security tag to access the new standpipes. Current standpipe water users will be required to apply for a new security tag. Application forms will be available from customer service centres in Toowoomba, Oakey, Crows Nest, Millmerran and Greenmount. A non-refundable fee of $25 per tag will also be required.

Each of these standpipes are designed to provide potable water to Toowoomba Region residents who are not on town water supplies.

To apply for access to one of these standpipes, please visit www.tr.qld.gov.au/standpipes .

Start date

April 2019

Expected completion date

17 February 2020.