Council skips weekend toilet cleaning at Storm King Dam

FOLLOWING online complaints over the state of the toilet facilities at Storm King Dam, Southern Downs Regional Council has confirmed there is no weekend cleaning provided.

Posters on the Facebook group Stanthorpe on Facebook noted the lack of cleaning at the toilet facilities on weekends, with one user describing them as "absolutely disgusting."

The council is responsible for operating and maintaining the dam and its facilities and said the toilet facilities were cleaned every Tuesday and Friday. The grass is also cut by the council every three to four weeks.

Southern Downs Regional Council Director Engineering Services Peter See said the council also had to trust the community to use the facilities appropriately.

"Council is responsible for maintaining the toilet facilities and, as mentioned previously, undertakes cleaning twice a week," he said.

"However, with any public toilets, it is expected that these facilities are used appropriately by the public.

"If the facilities are treated well, then generally there is no issue."

Mr See said the council had fixed problems with the toilets recently.

"Council received a report that the toilets were not flushing," he said.

"On inspection it was found that the pressure pump had not switched off, resulting in the tanks running dry. This has now been fixed."

If visitors to Storm King Dam do notice any issues, they can contact Southern Downs Regional Council.

Residents and visitors can contact the council on 1300 697 372 at any time.

Alternatively, through the council's free MY SDRC App, there can be requests submitted via the app, which also offers the ability to upload a photo.



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