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Transporting Potable Water via Rail

14-11-2019 03:54 PM
Joined 14-11-2019 03:46 PM
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Hi All,
I am wondering if anyone has looked into/ used the option to transport potable water using rail.
Looking forward to hearing back from you if you are able to assist with my question.
Many thanks,
Rachael Abberton- Planning Engineer
MidCoast Council
04 4815 3520

Re: Transporting Potable Water via Rail

16-11-2019 01:55 PM
Brendan Guiney
by Brendan Guiney
Joined 02-08-2019 03:32 PM
Posts 8
Hi Rachael,
Water Directorate has put this question to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on Friday. Rail transport is certainly an option being actively considered. Assuming MidCoast is actively keeping your Regional Manager informed, that's Glenn George in your area, this is a question we will also escalate to Regional Town Water Supply Coordinator James McTavish and CEO of Water Jim Bentley today.
Another option is B-double road tankers. We have been in contact with McColls transport, and I will pass on some details to you by email. For a water supply of your size, you may need to consider using a wide range of these resources to meet your needs.
Brendan Guiney, Executive Officer, Water Directorate

Re: Transporting Potable Water via Rail

16-11-2019 04:37 PM
Joined 07-05-2015 09:11 AM
Posts 6
Hi Rachael,
We have not done much on this however I was approached by a Mr George Christakos who has a business that has “railway water tankers” for moving water. I spoke to him and he has, from memory, around 23 by 20,000 litres tankers.

Phone - 0481 351 301

Bruce Logan
Tamworth Regionsl Council
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