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04/10/2019 - Need Water? Standpipes available at Nanango, Blackbutt, Benarkin and Hivesville

With the current dry conditions, Council would like to remind residents that tap-and-go credit/debit water standpipes can be found at Nanango, Blackbutt, Benarkin and Hivesville. Potable water (drinking quality) can be purchased at Nanango, Blackbutt and Benarkin standpipes, with non-potable water (only) available at Hivesville.

The standpipes are located at:

  • Nanango – Brisbane Road (high-flow)

  • Blackbutt – Bowmans Road (high-flow and low-flow)

  • Benarkin – Scotts Street (high-flow)

  • Hivesville – Intersection Starr Street & Hivesville Road (non-potable water / high-flow)

The standpipes offer customers a reliable source of water 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well as a convenient way to pay with tap-and-go card payments.

Instructions for use are displayed at all standpipes.  A 25mm hose is available, however customers will need to provide their own 50mm cam lock and hose to use the larger connection. The payment system is operated by the tap-and-go Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card system and transactions are limited to a minimum of $1 and maximum $99 per transaction. The cost per kilolitre is $4.10.

Due to recent vandalism, the Nanango high-flow outlet was out of commission for a short duration however Council has provided a temporary fix whilst repairs are progressed.

Mayor Keith Campbell advised that standpipes are provided as a service to the community at considerable cost, thus it was disappointing that recent intentional vandalism acts had occurred, disrupting the service and resulting in additional costs to South Burnett ratepayers.

“Council will pursue criminal charges against persons found damaging infrastructure,” Mayor Campbell said.

“Given the proprietary equipment rights, delays may result as repairs are required to be carried out by an authorised repairer. This ensures the integrity of the system and protection of personal credit card information for patrons visiting the infrastructure.”

For further information regarding the standpipes, please contact Council's Water and Wastewater section on 4189 9100 or email

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