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Coonabarabran Water Update - 23 April 2018

For the week commencing Monday, 23 April 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 24.8% 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.
 
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.
 
Last week Warrumbungle Shire Council received additional funding for further emergency works on the town’s water supply. The NSW State Government has already contributed $450,000 to undertake pre construction work to establish the emergency bores. On Tuesday, 17 April 2018, they announced a further $525,000 to expand the number of test bores and fit out two (2) of the bores for production.
  
Average daily water consumption over the last five days was 0.67Ml per day. The average daily consumption (Ml per day) recorded over seven (7) days, by week, for the last five (5) weeks is: 

19/03/2018

26/3/2018

2/4/2018

9/4/2018

16/4/2018

23/4/2018

0.8

0.83

0.72

0.81

0.74

0.67

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.

Click here for a full range of water saving tips and details of Level 6 water restrictions or visit the Council Offices in Coonabarabran or Coolah.

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2018

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