Water worries for residents
POWER outages are taxing enough, but dwellers atop Mt Tabor also have to do without water whenever electricity is cut.
Sharon Shields, who has enjoyed the living and stunning views at the development for about 18 months, says that doesn't compensate for having no water during blackouts.
"Some people near the bottom get a bit of gravity-fed water but none us on the plateau have anything," she said.
"I've been out at my tank with a bowl to catch some water just so I can have some. I just think it's a basic essential - we all pay water rates."
Ms Shields said not everyone could afford generators and said the council had been non-cooperative about the issue.
She also said she hadn't been made aware of the water problem when she bought the block.
Mayor Ron Bellingham said water supply was one of the major concerns raised in council during planning approval.
"There are two systems on Mt Tabor - one is gravity fed and the other is on the plateau, which is powered by a pressure pump," he said.
"We're installing a system over the next two to three years that will tell us when and where there's a power failure."
He said blackouts rarely lasted more than two hours.