WaterNSW to meet with Namoi customers as dam levels drop

WaterNSW to meet with Namoi customers as dam levels drop

28 November 2018

WaterNSW will meet with Namoi valley customers and key stakeholders next week to discuss dam operations in the valley as dam storages continue to drop.

Customers are invited to attend an information session at either Manilla on Tuesday, 4 December, Wee Waa on Wednesday, 5 December, or Narrabri on Thursday, 6 December to receive information on recent dam operations and future contingency plans.

  • Tuesday, 4 December – Manilla 1-4pm (Manilla Town Hall).
  • Wednesday, 5 December – Wee Waa 10am-1pm (Imperial Hotel).
  • Thursday, 6 December – Narrabri 11am-1pm (Bowling Club).

With Keepit Dam’s storage at 3.8% and estimated to be all but empty by the end of December without significant inflows, WaterNSW is already advising customers the volume of water available of extraction is less than previously expected.

The WaterNSW delegation will also meeting with affected local government entities and businesses.

WaterNSW Executive Manager Systems Operations, Adrian Langdon said the meetings were aimed at customers reliant on Keepit and Split Rock storages.

“We appreciate water users in the Namoi are doing it tough with the drought, so we’re doing the best we can to get the most out of the remaining water supplies.

“WaterNSW has been working closely with customers in the Upper and Lower Namoi to manage dwindling supplies, and co-operation from customers has enabled us to extend supply under arguably the state’s most severe drought conditions.

“We travelling throughout the region to hear from customers about the current situation, and where possible provide them with a projections as to what the future holds based on modelling of varying rain scenarios.”

For WaterNSW drought management information visit: www.waternsw.com.au/supply/drought-information

Media contact: Tony Webber 0428 613 478.


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