Good samaritan donates water to solve Eungai Preschool’s water crisis

Students at Eungai Preschool are grateful to Daniel (pictured) for his water donation to their colourful school tank.

WITH water deliveries taking weeks to be filled, when Eungai Preschool realised they were out of water last week, staff feared the facility would have to close.

“It’s very hard to cart enough water to flush toilets and wash hands all day,” complained the Preschool’s Director, Anna Veres.

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“Preschool enrolments have grown from fifteen children and three staff to currently 68 children and ten staff,” she explained.

The preschool was created over 40 years ago when parents at the school commissioned the NSW Department of Education to donate the schoolmaster’s house to use for early education.

It has been a stalwart fixture in the lives of local children and the community since then.

Students, teachers and cleaning staff use water for cleaning, flushing toilets and drinking but with such a shortage in the valley it could have taken weeks to get their tank refilled.

The preschool boasts a large water tank which has been recently decorated and restored.

“This year we have been having trouble keeping up with the demand (for water),” said Anna.

In a last-ditch attempt to keep the school open, the Preschool reached out to the community for help.

Daniel Hiron, who runs a water carrier service in the area, answered their pleas and promptly arrived with a full load of water.

When the Preschool director asked him the cost, his answer was “no charge”.

He explained that he had attended the school when he was a little boy and was very happy to give back to the facility.


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