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Coonabarabran Water Update - 03 May 2018

For the week commencing Monday, 30 April 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 24.4% of dam capacity.
 
Due to the lack of rainfall and increased temperatures Timor Dam is the lowest it has been since its construction in 1964. From January 2018 through till April 2018, Coonabarabran has only had 118mm of rainfall. The average rainfall for Coonabarabran between January and April is usually 286mml. To the same point in 2017 Coonabarabran had received of 291mm rainfall.
 
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 the start of July. A pump system has been installed to access the water when outflow by gravity is no longer available.

Works are continuing on the emergency bores along Timor Road and on infrastructure for raw water delivery at the Water Treatment Plant. This will equip the town of Coonabarabran with emergency water when the Timor Dam is no longer able to provide sufficient water supply.

Average daily water consumption over the last seven (7) days was 0.75Ml per day. The average daily consumption (Ml per day), by week, for the last six (6) weeks is: 

26/3/2018

2/4/2018

9/4/2018

16/4/2018

23/4/2018

30/04/2018

0.83

0.72

0.81

0.74

0.67

0.75

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.

Last Updated: 03 May 2018

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