BULK supplies of water are available in Bathurst, Evans Shire councillors want their constituents to know.
Councillor Paul Toole said many rural households were suffering water shortages and asked at the last council meeting whether a deal could be arranged with Bathurst City Council to make water available.
Director of engineering David Swan said Evans had a standpipe in its works depot which ratepayers could access after payment.
People can visit Evans Shire Council during office hours and go to the front counter to pay for the water. They may then access the set amount of water from the standpipe.
Mr Swan said the fees were in accordance with the reticulated water rates charged by Bathurst City Council.
Council general manager Graeme Taylor said people must have a way of transporting the water and strict health rules applied to the cartage of drinking water.
Bathurst City Council has a similar system in place.
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