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Mendooran Water Report - 11 March 2019

On Friday, 8 March 2019, the river well level was 1.40 metres and the bore level was 7.61 metres. The source of water for the town water supply over the last week was the river.

A constant minimum level of 1.00 metres in the well is required to maintain pumping.

Council has applied for $220,000 of emergency funding from the NSW State Government for the installation of pipework from the old pumping station, replacement of the pump at the old pumping station and for installation of water carting infrastructure at the Water Treatment Plant. These works, if funded, would be undertaken to help secure the water supply in Mendooran.

Council has also been seeking advice and guidance from the NSW Department of Industry – Water and NSW Health on the issue related to algae being produced when the bores are used. Under this advice the bore water has been taken online and an alternative means for control of algae is being trialed.

Average daily water consumption for the period to Friday, 1 March 2019, was 180kl per day. The average daily consumption (kl per day), by week, for the last six (6) weeks is:















Residents are reminded that Level 6 water restrictions are in place. The cooperation of residents in complying with these restrictions is appreciated.

Council urges residents to continue to be mindful of the amount of water they are using and to minimise water usage wherever possible.

Fines of up to $220 for individuals may be applied and water restriction devices installed should members of the public be found to be breaching the water restrictions.

For a range of water saving tips and full details of current Level 6 water restrictions, residents should refer to the Water Update Information page on Council’s website or visit the Council Offices in Coonabarabran or Coolah.

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2019