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Water demand skyrocketing after dry winter

Monday October 1, 2012 - 08:52 EST

As the warm, dry weather continues an increasing number of mid north coast residents who rely on tank water, are are having to pay for water cartage.

Tony Brown owns Hastings Valley Water Carriers and said for the last three weeks he has been very busy delivering water to residents on Port Macquarie's North Shore and areas west of Wauchope.

He says it is the highest demand he has had for three years.

"I haven't done any water for the last two years sort of thing and it's just getting back into practice of doing it now, it's just been dry,' he said.

An increasing number of mid north coast residents who rely on tank water have started having to buy water, due to the dry winter.

Mr Brown says he expects demand for water will increase over summer.

"Oh like across the river at Port Macquarie, all round up at Yarras, Comboyne, Pappinbarra, it's all been dry, it's been dry."


- ABC

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