Drinking water stolen from elderly residents at FSD units
IN A heartless act, an unknown Dalby resident has stolen drinking water from elderly tenants of the Friendly Society Dispensary on Condamine street.
Dalby FSD CEO James Bannerman told the Herald the white Toyota Hilux was detected parked outside the water tank at about 6.20am on Wednesday morning.
“The water tank sits on a bit of land near the water tower,” he said.
“Residents might think it’s a free-for-all but it’s actually just for the elderly residents of units.
“The public get access through the senior centre gate to a council easement near the water tower so they can easily get in there they can easily access it.”
The tank holds rainwater that the residents use to drink from. To compensate for the water lost, Mr Bannerman said they would simply have to wait for it to rain.
Mr Bannerman took to Facebook to share his annoyance.
“The water is for our elderly residents, hope you are proud of yourself,” the post read.
The loss of water is not the only expense Mr Bannerman will have to pay.
“If this continues I’ll have to put a lock on that water tank access and then give all the residents a separate key for them to access that water only,” he said.
“Obviously that’s a great expense.”