Urban Utilities’ social media accounts cover topics relating to our business activities and water or sewerage incidents or emergencies, including:
Water or sewerage service interruptions
- Infrastructure and assets
Public health and safety
Natural disaster information
General information about our business operations
Information from other organisations that relates to our customers.
We update and monitor our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts during office hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. During an incident or emergency situation additional updates and information may be provided outside of these times.
There may be circumstances outside of our control where our accounts are unavailable. In these circumstances, you may obtain relevant information on our website or by calling our Contact Centre on 13 26 57 (7am - 7pm weekdays) or for faults and emergencies 13 23 64 (24/7).
If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook we may follow you back. Being followed by Urban Utilities does not imply endorsement of any kind. Urban Utilities may follow accounts on Twitter and Facebook that it believes are relevant to water or sewerage incidents or emergencies or the services Urban Utilities provides to the community.
@Replies and Direct Messages
We welcome feedback and ideas from all of our followers and endeavour to join the conversation where possible. However, we reserve the right not to reply individually to tweets or posts that we receive.
We monitor all @Replies and Direct messages on Twitter, all private messages, comments, replies and wall posts on our Facebook page and posts and comments on our LinkedIn posts. Where messages relate to a specific customer issue, a response may not be provided via Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, but directed to our customer contact channels. Emerging themes or helpful suggestions may be passed on to the relevant people at Urban Utilities. Where common topics and requests exist, we may issue a general notification to all followers.
Where we are asked to re-tweet content from other Twitter users we consider these requests on a case-by-case basis. Generally, we do not re-tweet content from commercial organisations.
Please be responsible and respectful of the intended purpose of our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts and interact with us only on business operations, issues, incidents and emergencies relevant to Urban Utilities and the services it provides to the community. Urban Utilities does not engage on issues of party politics.
Removal of post or comments
The appearance of a Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn user as a follower of our accounts does not imply endorsement of his or her tweets or posts. We reserve the right to:
- Remove any tweets or posts for any reason
Followers may be blocked if they tweet or post inappropriate material, including:
material that is unrelated to incidents and emergencies relevant to Urban Utilities
comments that are abusive, aggressive, inflammatory, repetitive, offensive or inappropriate
messages that encourage or suggest illegal activity
messages that infringe copyright or other intellectual property rights
commercial or other solicitations, advertisements or endorsements
comments not sent by the author and/or posted by anonymous or robot accounts
- unintelligible or irrelevant messages
messages that breach an individual's privacy
communications which we consider to be from minors
communications that contain viruses or similar harmful programs
Followers may also be blocked if they:
Use images in profile pictures or user backgrounds that are, in our opinion, inappropriate or offensive
Third party links
Any link from a tweet or post on our accounts to third parties and third party products, services or information does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Urban Utilities. Urban Utilities does not assume any responsibility or liability for third party information or for the operation or function of any service or facility offered by third parties.
Urban Utilities respects personal information as required under privacy legislation. We do not collect or use personal information of any kind from followers of our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.
Followers are advised to be very careful about what they tweet or post.To protect followers’ privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include things such as telephone numbers, email addresses or other personal identifiers in tweets or posts. Also, followers are expected to respect the personal privacy of others. However, we cannot guarantee that all followers will comply. Where requested, Urban Utilities will remove personal information tweeted or posted by followers.
Urban Utilities staff using Twitter or Facebook
The tweets or posts of Urban Utilities’ staff acting in their personal capacity do not represent the official views of Urban Utilities. Such tweets or posts should be considered as those of private citizens and are not endorsed by Urban Utilities.
All content or materials made available on Urban Utilities’ Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts is for informational purposes only. While Urban Utilities takes all reasonable steps to ensure that content or materials provided by Urban Utilities is accurate, it does not and is unable to check the accuracy of content or materials provided or made available (including through links) by followers or other third parties.
- Makes no statements, representations, or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of any content or materials made available or provided by Urban Utilities or followers on Urban Utilities’ Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts
- To the fullest extent permissible, disclaims all liability (including in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs followers and other visitors to Urban Utilities’ Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts incur as a result of content or materials being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason.
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