HELPING OUT: Jack and Amy Conroy from Woodford are offering up their full water tank to families in need.
HELPING OUT: Jack and Amy Conroy from Woodford are offering up their full water tank to families in need. Vicki Wood

Free water still there for the taking

NOT even selfless individuals are free from online trolls.

Last week, Woodford couple Jack and Amy Conroy threw out an offer to struggling families on the Southern Downs.

They intend to give away 10,000 litres of their own water from their property in the Moreton Bay region.

Despite the pats on the back and thanks from countless people, Mr Conroy said they had received some criticism.

"Response has been good with a lot of thank you's,” he said.

"But at the same time, there is always a select few whining about a free product because they have to come and get it,” he said.

He has had some people contact him about the offer .

"Glenda (Riley) from Granite Belt Drought Assist has been in touch. They look to be getting funding to send a truck to our site which will be exciting.

"Amy and I would love to meet the family who does receive it also.”

He hasn't put a time limit on the offer.

"I guess we are due to get rain up our way in September so we want to make the most of that down pour also.

"I am in the works with my company I work with (QTank) about donating the water stored in our tanks on site as well.

"This capacity could be close to 50,000L,” he said.

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