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Coonabarabran Water Update 03 April 2018

For the week commencing Monday, 2 April 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 25.8% of dam capacity. This is a 1.0% reduction in the last seven (7) days.
 
It is expected that 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 flow level will be reached around mid-May 2018. A pump out system has been installed to access the water when outflow by gravity is no longer available.
 
The town water supply in Coonabarabran continues to be supplemented by four (4) bores and from a river well in Namoi Street. Works are also continuing on the bores along Timor Road and on infrastructure for raw water delivery at the Water Treatment Plant.
 
Water consumers continue to respond well to the onset of low water supplies by reducing consumption. The average daily production of water at the Coonabarabran Water Treatment Plant has continued its downward trend this week.

Average daily water consumption over the last week was 0.72Ml per day. No targets have been formally set for average daily consumption, however it is desirable to lower the current consumption rate to an average daily consumption of around 0.45Ml per day.

The average daily consumption (Ml per day) recorded over seven (7) days, by week, for the last six (6) weeks is: 

26/02/2018

05/3/2018

12/03/2018

19/03/2018

26/3/2018

2/4/2018

0.9

0.9

0.8

0.8

0.83

0.72

Residents are asked to continue to limit their water usage wherever possible. Your efforts to minimise use at this time is greatly appreciated.

Residents are reminded that failure to comply with restrictions may result in a fine or disconnection of your service. Active patrolling of streets in Coonabarabran, to check compliance with water restrictions, is being undertaken each day.

Last Updated: 04 Apr 2018

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