Treated water supply from the river for town use NOW on tap!

Published on 24 May 2023

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Residents will have noticed that the taste and feel of their water has improved. The town water supply is currently being sourced from the Namoi River with the treatment plant producing good quality water.

Switching the supply from bore to river water was always going to take time to perfect because it is the first time since 2020 that the town has relied on the more complex treatment process.

The plant also required some minor upgrades to make it easier for operators to make the transition to river water.

The Department of Planning and Environment and Sydney Water staff have been on-site over the past few weeks to monitor the process and carry out water quality testing and will continue to provide us with support while we ensure all systems are stable.

We have also recently engaged new water operations staff who are being trained on how to operate the more complex treatment process that is required for river water.

Unfortunately, there is no quick fix when it comes to sorting out complex systems like water treatment plants but we thank the Walgett community for their patience and understanding.

Should you require further information please contact the Council's Engineering / Technical Services Department on (02) 6828 1000.

Hugh Percy

Acting General Manager

24th May 2023


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