CLERMONT may be a dry and barren plain, but this summer the unrelenting heat may not be punctured by trips to the popular swimming pool.
With cracking tiles, failling filters and a host of other issues, Isaac Regional Council has temporarily shut down the pool, to the dismay of locals.
Amanda Plate is the unofficial "first lady" of the Clermont Dolphins Swimming Club - the wife of the president - and she said without the pool local kids would not be left with much to do over summer.
"The Clermont Swimming Club was supposed to have our sign on when school goes back (next week) and now - well, we don't know," Amanda said.
"We have a carnival on the seventh of November here and obviously that won't happen now - but it's our money spinner.
"We may not be able to have a club at all this year, it's most likely that there won't be one."
Amanda's children swim competitively and she is now making the trip to Dysart - 50 minutes each way - three times a week so her kids can train.
Locals turned out in droves on Wednesday to voice their opinions and let CQ News know how the pool closure would effect them - read the full wrap up in today's CQ News.
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