More than 1000 bottles of water have been donated from Orange to the drought-stricken village of Euchareena.
Motorbike riders and members of the GB72 social club gave the water and pet food to Euchareena resident Fleur Magick Dennis to hand out on Monday.
Euchareena residents have had to resort to buying water to fill up their household tanks after the town dam ran dry.
Mrs Magick Dennis said the water would be supplied to all residents who had accepted the offer of the donated water. One family did not want to be involved.
She said the town needed help from the state government and Dubbo Regional Council to provide a permanent supply including a bore with water piped to each house.
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"We have the infrastructure there, we have the piping to every house, the dam's empty. I think it is certainly possible for Dubbo council and the state government to put a bore that can connect to every house," she said.
"It is also reasonable and possible for them to give our villagers in Euchareena and Stuart Town potable water to the homes.
"That's been recently done for Yeoval and Cumnock."
Mrs Magick Dennis said a water crisis hardship fund had been established through the Euchareena Progress Association.
We've been forced to turn to family and friends to support us to help us fill our tank.Fleur Magick Dennis of Euchareena
"It will allow our progress association to take applications from people who are in need, who need to fill their tanks, so that is going start to ease the pressure a little bit for community members who are struggling to refill their tanks due to the drought," she said.
Mrs Magick Dennis said they had been re-filling their tank for the past 18 months.
"It is really stressful because when your tank is due to run out you may not have the money ready to re-order a new tank load of water," she said.
Mrs Magick Dennis said she and her husband Laurance had been working longer hours to help pay for the water.
"We've been forced to turn to family and friends to support us to help us fill our tank," she said.
"We found ourselves one day where the tank was empty and we actually had no available money to re-fill it."
"Most people are paying around $600 a year for water rates whereas we are paying $450 a month. That is a considerable amount, that's in the thousands annually," Mrs Magick Dennis said.
She said they had to ration their water use.
"We're only able to shower every second or third day. We have to be careful about how many loads of washing we can do," she said.
Mrs Magick Dennis said the water donations would be vital.
"We've been drinking water out of 10-litre containers to try to make the tank water last longer. We try and use drinking water for cooking as well," she said.
"We are actually using less water than what is recommended by the World Health Organisation as a basic level of water needs.
"The WHO recommends each person needs between 50 and 100 litres a day. We're not even able to access that amount of water and we are paying so much."
Most of the water was donated by the GB72 social club, while other bottles were donated by people in Orange.
The club handed the water to Mrs Magick Dennis at the Auto One store in Peisley Street where further donations can be made.
A water run from Orange to Euchareena was organised but the plans were changed to a handover in Orange after a family in Euchareena objected to the convoy.
Dubbo Regional Council CEO Michael McMahon said council staff were investigating the possibility of obtaining a licence for a bore to assist Euchareena.
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