Water Update Information

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Coonabarabran Water Report

12 March 2018
For the week commencing Monday, 12 March 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 27.9% of dam capacity.

Due to ongoing dry conditions, dropping water supplies and high usage, Level 6 water restrictions are now in place. These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

Although the average daily consumption over the last seven (7) days has dropped, the average daily usage is still higher than it needs to be.

In the week commencing Monday, 12 March 2018, the average daily consumption was 0.9ml/day. This is a reduction in average daily consumption of 0.1ml/day.

The average daily consumption recorded over seven (7) days, by week for the last four (4) weeks is:









Council advises that the average daily consumption will need to continue to reduce. The aim for average daily consumption is 0.4ml per day.

To help achieve this, residents are asked to limit their water usage wherever possible.

Your efforts to minimise use at this time is greatly appreciated.

Residents are reminded that failure to comply with restrictions may result in a fine or disconnection of your service. Active patrolling of streets in Coonabarabran, to check compliance with water restrictions, is being undertaken each day.

Click here for a range of water saving tips or here for full details of Level 6 water restrictions.

Coonabarabran Water Update

6 Mar 2018

Preparation of alternative water sources for the Coonabarabran water supply is continuing with investigations into a number of new bores in the area.

“While Coonabarabran had some good rainfall last week this has, unfortunately, only had a minor positive effect on the Timor Dam” said Warrumbungle Shire Mayor, Councillor Peter Shinton.

“Council is continuing to progress the investigation of a number of bore sites in and around Coonabarabran.”


Click here to view the full version of the media release.



Level 6 Water Restrictions for Residents of Coonabarabran

6 Mar 2018
Level 6 water restrictions will come into effect in Coonabarabran from midnight on Monday, 5 March 2018.

Warrumbungle Shire Council has had to make this decision due to ongoing dry conditions, dropping water supplies and high usage levels.

As of Monday, 5 March 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 28.1% of dam capacity. The current dam level is the lowest level that it has been since its construction in 1964 and is lower than the worst level recorded during the 2002 – 2010 Millennium Drought.

Residents are encouraged to limit their water usage and preserve water wherever possible.

For a range of water saving tips and for full details of Level 6 water restrictions, please refer to the Warrumbungle Water page on Council’s website.