Information about water reserves throughout the Taieri is
proving invaluable for the area's firefighters.
Outram's chief fire officer, John Eaton, said 15 people had
called him in the past week with details about water on their
rural properties that could be used by firefighters in
''That covers most of the area, so the response has been
really good,'' he said.
Taieri residents were urged in last week's Taieri Times to
contact Mr Eaton so he could compile a list of water
resources for the brigade's use.
He said the first person to respond was a Huntley Rd resident
who called about his water reserves one morning and had a
fire emergency the same day.
''About an hour and a-half after he rang, we were called to a
tractor on fire at his place,'' Mr Eaton said.
Mr Eaton would welcome any more information about Taieri
water stores. Phone him on 027 434-2198.