Protest meeting to save town drinking water supply

27/04/2020 Posted by admin

ANGRY: Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Hunter spokesman John Preston says residents are being made to sign away their rights.FURIOUS residents gathered atBandon Grove hall on Wednesday night for a community meeting to protest plans tocutthe area’s town water drinking supply.
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Shooters,Fishers and Farmers Hunter spokesman andUpper Hunter state election candidateJohn Preston said it was about time the powers that be started listening to the community.

Mr Preston said Hunter Water had been “running around like a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman” trying to talk people into “contracting out of their rights”.

“I don’t understand whenHunter Water got out of the business of supplying essential services,” he said.

Mr Preston said he planned to refer the matter to the NSW Energyand Water Ombudsman on Friday.

“These people have been connected for decades, this is nothing short of a disgrace,” he said.

Hunter Water’s spokeswoman said the water did not meet Australian Drinking Water Guidelines andcustomers had beenoffered alternate supply options.

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