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Coonabarabran Water Report - 16 May 2018

Coonabarabran Water Report

For the week ending Friday, 11 May 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 23.8% of dam capacity. In the last week Council has not used any water from Timor Dam and has instead sourced water from the four (4) existing bores and the Castlereagh River at the Namoi Street weir.

Water has been able to be sourced from the existing bores and the river due to a significant decrease in demand. Average daily water consumption for the seven (7) days preceding Friday, 11 May 2018, was 0.5Ml per day. The average daily consumption (Ml per day), by week, for the last six (6) weeks is:















If these consumption levels continue, there will be decreased reliance on water from Timor Dam and use of water from other sources will be able to continue.

Residents are reminded that it is expected that the outflow from Timor Dam will cease to operate under gravity when the level reaches 20% of capacity. Based on the current depletion rate the cease to gravity flow level will be reached around late June. A pump system has been installed to access the water when outflow by gravity is no longer available.

Council greatly appreciates the efforts by residents to minimise water usage at this time. Residents are reminded to continue limiting their water usage wherever possible.

Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a fine or disconnection of service. Active patrolling of streets in Coonabarabran, to check compliance with water restrictions, is being undertaken.

Click here for a range of water saving tips and full details of Level 6 water restrictions.

Last Updated: 16 May 2018