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Douglas Shire Council's Big Leak

14 Jul 2020 2:33 PM | Sylvia (Administrator)

Tenacious Douglas Shire residents and DSRA members Chris Beckwith and  Karen Pereira have uncovered a  major water leak on Council property in the Newell Beach area which has gone undetected  for 2 years costing  over $413K a year.  All during a time when severe  water restrictions  were being imposed and ever increasing and excessive water charges to ratepayers and there are believed to be more.   Karen and Chris believe Council were aware there was a problem  but it has only now recently been addressed as a direct result of Karen bringing this to Council’s attention.  This gross mismanagement of water resources  highlights the need for a major review of water management operations in the Council.   The new Council have given a commitment to build water infrastructure and the installment of  a Smart Meter system is a good first step.     We all thank Chris and Karen for their great work!   To hear more click on the link  

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