Water Updates - June 2018

Coonabarabran Water Report

25 June 2018

For the week ending Friday, 22 June 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.7% of dam capacity.

Average daily water consumption for the seven (7) days preceding Friday, 22 June 2018, was 0.45Ml per day. The average daily consumption (Ml per day), by week, for the last six (6) weeks is:

18/05/18

25/05/18

1/06/18

8/06/18

15/06/18

22/06/18

0.55

0.49

0.48

0.52

0.57

0.45


Coonabarabran Water Report

19 June 2018

For the week ending Friday, 15 June 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.8% of dam capacity.

As in recent weeks, Council has not used any water from Timor Dam and has instead sourced water from the four (4) existing bores and the Castlereagh River at the Namoi Street weir.

Average daily water consumption for the seven (7) days preceding Friday, 15 June 2018, was 0.57Ml per day. The average daily consumption (Ml per day), by week, for the last six (6) weeks is:

11/05/18

18/05/18

25/05/18

1/06/18

8/06/18

15/06/18

0.5

0.55

0.49

0.48

0.52

0.57


Binnaway Water Restriction Notice

 15 June 2018 

Residents of Binnaway are advised that important maintenance works are required to be performed at the Binnaway Water Treatment Plant. These works will improve water supply quality and safety.

The works are scheduled to be performed between Monday, 25 June 2018 and Friday, 29 June 2018. Further works may also need to occur between Monday, 23 July 2018 and Friday, 27 July 2018.

To test the impact of the arrangements to be put in place during the scheduled works the town reservoir will be drained to a low level on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 and Wednesday, 20 June 2018.

During this test period, there is the possibility of reduced water supply pressure and supply may cease. Residents are advised to fill containers and water bottles as an emergency supply before Tuesday, 19 June 2018 in case supply is lost.

Residents are asked to notify Council as soon as possible if your water supply is lost during this period.

Council staff will assess water supply availability on outside taps at selected locations throughout the reticulation system during this period.

During the maintenance works, from Monday, 25 June 2018 and Friday, 29 June 2018, the Water Treatment Plant will be offline and town water supply will rely on water that can be stored in the town reservoir only. 

During the scheduled works Council requires assistance from residents to preserve stored water in the town reservoir.

There is the possibility of reduced water supply pressure in the period during which water restrictions apply. Water pressure may drop significantly or supply cease temporarily, especially for residents above the railway line. Residents are advised to fill containers and water bottles as an emergency supply before Sunday, 24 June 2018 in case supply is lost.

To meet demand for town water, the following restrictions will apply from 5:00pm Sunday, 24 June 2018 till 12:00pm on Saturday, 30 June 2018:

  • no outdoor water use whatsoever; and
  • avoid using washing machines wherever possible

The following water saving measures should also be taken during the period the restrictions are in place:

  • take short showers of less than 3 minutes and avoid taking baths; and
  • do not leave any taps running unnecessarily, eg. when brushing teeth.

Restrictions may need be repeated for the period from Sunday, 22 July 2018 till Saturday 28 July 2018. Residents will be advised accordingly closer to date if this is the case.

Council apologises for any inconvenience these arrangements may cause.

For enquiries please contact Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Manager Warrumbungle Water, Cornelia Wiebels, on (02) 6378 5000.

To contact Council after hours, call (02) 6849 2000 or (02) 6378 5000.

Coonabarabran Water Report

12 June 2018

For the week ending Friday, 8 June 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 22.9% of dam capacity.

As in recent weeks, Council has not used any water from Timor Dam and has instead sourced water from the four (4) existing bores and the Castlereagh River at the Namoi Street weir.

Average daily water consumption for the seven (7) days preceding Friday, 8 June 2018, was 0.52Ml per day. The average daily consumption (Ml per day), by week, for the last six (6) weeks is:

04/05/18

11/05/18

18/05/18

25/05/18

01/06/18

08/06/18

0.7

0.5

0.55

0.49

0.48

0.52

 

From January 2018 through till the end of May 2018, Coonabarabran has only received 118.8mm of rainfall. The average rainfall for Coonabarabran for the same period in previous years 329.8mm. In May of 2018 Coonabarabran has only recorded 0.5mm of rainfall.

Coonabarabran Water Report

For the week ending Friday, 1 June 2018, the water level at Timor Dam was 23.1% of dam capacity.

As in recent weeks, Council has not used any water from Timor Dam and has instead sourced water from the four (4) existing bores and the Castlereagh River at the Namoi Street weir.

Average daily water consumption for the seven (7) days preceding Friday, 1 June 2018, was 0.48Ml per day. The average daily consumption (Ml per day), by week, for the last
six (6) weeks is: 

27/04/18

4/05/18

11/05/18

18/05/18

25/05/18

1/06/18

0.75

0.7

0.5

0.55

0.49

0.48

Applications for licenses for the seven (7) emergency bores have been submitted to the NSW Department of Industry – Water. Council has received advice that licences for two (2) of these bores have been approved, however there is a waiting period of 28 days before the bores can be used.

Council expects to receive licenses for the other five (5) bores in the coming weeks. Following approval, there will then be a period of 28 days before these bores can be used.

Following final testing and approval, the next step will be to equip the bores. It is planned that, in the first instance, Council will equip three (3) bores. The bores that have been selected to be equipped are based on a variety of factors including access to electricity, flow rate and cost to equip.

Council will continue to provide regular updates as work on the bores continue.

Council greatly appreciates the ongoing efforts by residents to minimise water usage at this time. Residents are reminded to continue limiting their water usage wherever possible.

Baradine Water Restriction Notice

Important  upgrade  and  maintenance works are required to be performed at  the

Baradine town reservoir. These works will improve water supply quality and safety.

Works will include the cleaning of the reservoir, replacement of equipment and improving chlorine residuals for disinfection.

The works are scheduled to be performed between Monday, 18 June 2018 and Sunday, 24 June 2018. During part of these works the town reservoir will be offline.

To  assist  Council  in  meeting  town  water  demand  during  this  time the  following restrictions will apply from 7:00am on Monday, 18 June 2018 till 7:00am on Monday,
25 June 2018:

•   no outdoor water use whatsoever

•   emergency water use only between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am

While works are taking place there it is likely that there will be reduced water pressure during the daytime and possible loss of supply at night between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am.

Residents are advised to fill containers and water bottles, prior to Monday, 18 June

2018, to have as an emergency supply in case supply is lost. Residents are also advised to fill containers and water bottles before 10:00pm each day for emergency supply during the night.

Council apologises for any inconvenience these arrangements may cause.

For  enquires  in  relation  to  these  works,  and  the  associated  restrictions,  please contact Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Manager Warrumbungle Water, Cornelia Wiebels, on (02) 6378 5000.

To contact Council after hours, call (02) 6849 2000 or (02) 6378 5000.