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Namoi Street Water Main Works Completed

The installation of a new water main in Namoi Street, Baradine has now been completed with these works set to improve the water supply system.

“Throughout August 2021 and September 2021 works have been powering ahead to replace a section of water main in Baradine,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Ambrose Doolan. “Now these works have been completed it is expected that Baradine residents will notice an improvement to their water supply with works minimising supply interruptions and improving the water quality.” 

The Namoi Street water main pipeline replacement works were identified for replacement as part of the Capital Expenditure Program, due to its aging infrastructure and pipe placement. Further works on this pipeline have been already scheduled for next financial year. 

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

“This has been a big project that is expected to improve Baradine’s water supply system. This new main is made from a more durable material, that was not available when the original pipeline was installed, and it will be placed further away from the tree line along Namoi Street, meaning this infrastructure will not age as quickly,” Cr Doolan said. 

All works on the main and services have been completed with minor site remediation to be undertaken, including removal of old hydrants and stop valves along the old main and sealing of road crossings.

“Council appreciates the cooperation of residents throughout the duration of work,” Cr Doolan concluded. 

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Namoi Street Baradine Water Mains Works Completed

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2021