A group of Victor Harbor plumbers have made water feeders for wildlife survivors on Kangaroo Island

WILDLIFE: Plumbers Stuart Bruce, Reece Tonkin and Tim Johnson with children Demi, Grace, Franki and Levi helping with the water feeders. Absent Steve Tummel.
WILDLIFE: Plumbers Stuart Bruce, Reece Tonkin and Tim Johnson with children Demi, Grace, Franki and Levi helping with the water feeders. Absent Steve Tummel.

A group of Victor Harbor plumbers has made 30 water feeders for wildlife bushfire survivors on Kangaroo Island.

Stuart Bruce, Recce Tonkin, Tim Johnson and Steve Tummel constructed the feeders, which are now in use on the island.

Stuart Bruce said it was the idea of Nikki and Glenn Harrington and Nat Bruce and the plumbers ran with it.

"We made the feeders from 1.5 metre long pipe with two bends at the bottom and then you fill it up with water with it strapped to the ground to a star dropper hammered into the ground and the animals can drink out of the bottom elbows," Stuart said.

"These water feeders will provide water to the animals without human intervention all the time. All that needs to be done is for water to be filled down the pipe.

"The beauty of the feeders are that they are very portable and can be moved around a paddock or any piece of land."

Recce Plumbing in Victor Harbor provided all the pipes and fittings and the four plumbers provided the labour.

"I used to work on KI, so it was something I felt strongly about and Reece, Tim and Steve felt the same.

"It is heartening to know that what we made is now distributed and in use on KI and it is a small way we can help," Stuart said.

"The wildlife on the island will be searching for water, so the feeders we made in Victor Harbor, will be valuable."

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