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Water thefts on the Downs .. "Who would do such a thing?"

Police are investigating at least three thefts of water on the Darling Downs, as severe drought conditions and limited water supply kick in.

In March, more than 7,000 litres of water was stolen from the Girraween Environmental Lodge, in June water was taken from a dam at a property in Cottonvale, and last month water was stolen from a water main in Stanthorpe.

Police also suspect there have been three other incidents of water theft in the area, but so far, no formal complaints have been lodged.

Greg Finucane from Stanthorpe police says it is important that we band together and support each other in toughb times – and that's why action will be taken against anyone "who would do such a thing."