Council refunds half of payment to club that didn't get bill

A BID by BITS AFL Club to have its water bill partially refunded by Gladstone Regional Council met with success when the council agreed to refund water used on playing fields when the effluent system's irrigation pumps broke down.

Pumps in the irrigation system that delivered treated effluent to playing fields broke down for eight months in 2013, and the club used potable water instead.

The club had never received a water bill from the council, and did not know they were racking up charges until the $1300 account arrived.

At the GRC general meeting on Tuesday, May 20, councillors decided to refund half of the bill.

In making the decision, councillors noted the financial situation of the not-for-profit club, which is run by volunteers who fundraise to cover all operating costs.



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