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Mendooran Water Meets Drinking Water Standards

A number of residents have today contacted Council in relation to concerns about the drinking water in Mendooran.
 
On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, Mendooran was placed on Level 6 water restrictions. Level 6 water restrictions were introduced due to ongoing dry conditions, dropping river and bore levels and ongoing issues with algae.
 
The Level 6 restrictions were introduced as previous water restrictions did not have the desired impact on consumption.

Warrumbungle Shire Council sources water for the Mendooran town supply from the Castlereagh River and two bores.

With the current water levels, weather conditions and changed characteristics of the raw water there have been difficulties in the capacity of the water treatment plant to deliver water to the community.

Council continues to work on addressing issues impacting the supply of water whilst maintaining some capacity for those on the town supply.
 
In relation to drinking water, Warrumbungle Shire Council regularly monitors the drinking water for all town supplies to ensure their safety. This monitoring is done in according with the requirements of NSW Health.
 
Samples are independently assessed and the results provided to Council and also to the local Public Health Unit.

The most recent sampling results for the Mendooran water supply confirmed that the supply meets drinking water guidelines and is therefore safe to drink.

For more information on Level 6 water restrictions please refer to the Council notices, or contact Council on (02) 6849 2000.

Click here to download Level 6 Water Restrictions

Click here to download Media Release

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2019

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