Water Standpipes

Potable Water Standpipes

Water is available for domestic use only through a number of standpipes across the region.

Potable water (drinking quality) can be purchased from standpipes at Chinchilla, Miles, Dalby, Wandoan and Jandowae.

The charge for all water accessed from these standpipes can be found in Council’s Fees and Charges register.

All water standpipe requests out side of normal Council working hours will incur a call out fee based on the equivalent wages incurred by Council for a call out.

Sales in excess of 1,000 kilolitres are subject to written application and approval by Council.

 

Non-potable Water Standpipes

Non-potable (not for drinking) water can be used for commercial purposes. Costs can be found in Council’s Fees and Charges register.

All water standpipe requests out side of normal Council working hours will incur a call out fee based on the equivalent wages incurred by Council for a call out.

Sales in excess of 1,000 kilolitres are subject to written application and approval by Council.

 

Other Regional Standpipes

All water standpipe requests (potable and non-potable) for other centres across the region are subject to written application and approval by Council.

If approval is given, water charges can be found in Council’s Fees and Charges register.

For more information please contact Council’s Engineering Department on 1300 268 624.

 

Standpipes Operating Hours

All standpipes operate from 7am to 7pm everyday.

 

Standpipes Rebate

Following a decision from State Parliament, some part of the Western Downs Regional Council area have been drought declared. With this partial declaration comes Council’s standpipe rebate which offers half-priced water for those drought declared.

The towns included in the declaration are: Dalby, Chinchilla, Tara, Miles, The Gums and Moonie as well as areas west to Condamine, north to Baking Board and borders of the Toowoomba and South Burnett Regional Council.

To be eligible for the 50% drought rebate:

  • Property must be in the drought declared area
  • Property must be located in the Western Downs without access to a reticulated water supply
  • Water used on the property is for stock or domestic use only (not for industrial use)
  • Water is to be purchased from a Council standpipe with a valid invoice

Check out the video below to find out if you’re eligible:

Producers who haven’t been considered drought declared are encouraged to apply for an Individually Droughted Property Declaration (IDP) through the department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Reimbursement Standpipe Form – Drought Declared and Individual Droughted Property Declaration