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Coonabarabran Water Update - 16 April 2018

For the week commencing Monday, 16 April 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 25.2% of dam capacity.

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 gravity flow level will be reached around the start of July 2018. A pump system has been installed to access the water when outflow by gravity is no longer available.
 
The town water supply in Coonabarabran is currently being supplemented by four (4) bores and from the Castlereagh River well in Namoi Street. Long term supply from the river well is not expected to meet demand and may not be sustainable if flow in the river ceases.  

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 week was 0.74Ml per day.

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

12/03/2018

19/03/2018

26/3/2018

2/4/2018

9/4/2018

16/4/2018

0.8

0.8

0.83

0.72

0.81

0.74

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 each day.

Last Updated: 04 May 2018

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