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Improved water supply for Baradine

Warrumbungle Shire Council has improved the water supply system in Baradine with the installation of a new water main. 

“Work on the replacement of the Namoi Street water main section has now been completed,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Ambrose Doolan. “This project is aimed to improve the water supply for residents in Baradine by minimising supply interruptions and improving the water quality.” 

The Namoi Street water main pipeline was identified for replacement as part of the Capital Expenditure Program, due to its aging infrastructure and the need for pipe placement. 

“The original water main pipeline was placed in close vicinity to trees that line the street, and with the trees maturing the tree roots have grown around the old pipeline contributing to high frequency of breakages and supply disruptions that potentially cause dirty water.” 

“The new water main is constructed from a more durable material that was not available when the original pipeline was installed,” said Cr Doolan. 

A total of 560 metres of the new pipeline has now been installed in Namoi Street; 360 metres between Walker Street and Wellington Street in financial year 2019/20 and 200 metres between Wellington Street and Lachlan Street this financial year.

A further 500 metres of pipeline is scheduled to be installed over the next two years to replace the entire main. 

“It is important to keep water infrastructure renewed, allowing Council to provide safe, good quality water to the community,” Cr Doolan concluded. 

For more information on the project contact Warrumbungle Water on (02) 6378 5000. 

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Last Updated: 26 May 2021