Water supply Services

Water supply of the Upper Lachlan Shire Council

Council have reticulated and treated water supply to the following towns:

  • Crookwell;

Crookwell is serviced by reticulated water supply. Water is supplied through Crookwell Water Supply dam. The dam has the capacity to store 450 Ml of water. This water is then treated using a state of the art water treament facility using dissolved air floatation method. This treament facility was constructed in 2017 and a design life of ~25 years. The treatment plant has the capacity to treat 4 Ml per day.  This maximum design treated flow has never been exceeded and unlikely to be exceeded in the near future given the current growth rate within the township of Crookwell.

Water supply provides water to most of the sporting fields in Crookwell. This supply to the sporting fields is used as a way to circulate water through the supply system and considered as a useful part of the operations in Crookwell. Some vital statistics related to the water supply in Crookwell are provided below:

Number of dams and : 1

Number of treatment plant: 1

Length of pipes: ~100km

Total cost of replacement : ~$50m

Cost of annual Operation  : $1m

Number of properties served: ~1500 

Annual average daily use : ~1.5Ml

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  • Taralga;

Taralga is serviced by reticulated water supply. Water is supplied through a weir located on Woolshed Creek Taralga. Water is pumped from the weir into a storage dam. This dam has a capacity of 27Ml. Water from the storage dam is then pumped into the treatment facility. The water treatment facility uses memrane technology installed in 2014. The plant is suitable for temporary use and considered undersized and unsuitable for ongoing use as a town water supply.

The treatment plant has the capacity to treat 0.3 Ml per day.  This maximum design treated flow is unlikely to be exceeded in the near future given the current growth rate within the township of Taralga.

Water supply provides water to most of the sporting fields in Taralga . This supply to the sporting fields is used as a way to circulate water through the supply system and considered as a useful part of the operations in Crookwell. Some vital statistics related to the water supply in Crookwell are provided below:

Number of dams and : 1

Number of treatment plant: 1

Length of pipes: ~40km

Total cost of replacement : ~$10m

Cost of annual Operation  : $0.7m

Number of properties served: ~300 

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  • Gunning and Dalton

Gunning and Dalton is serviced by reticulated water supply. Water is supplied by Lachlan River in Gunning. Water is pumped from the  river into a storage dam. This dam has a capacity of ~100Ml. Water from the storage dam is then pumped into the treatment facility. The water treatment facility uses dissolved filteration installed in 2014. 

The treatment plant has the capacity to treat 1Ml per day.  This maximum design treated flow is unlikely to be exceeded within the next 10 years given the current growth rate within the township of Gunning and Dalton. 

Water supply provides water to the swimming pool. The supply to the sporting fields is provided through the raw water. Some vital statistics related to the water supply in Gunning and Dalton are provided below:

Number of dams and : 1 

Number of treatment plant: 1

Length of pipes: ~50km

Total cost of replacement : ~$20m

Cost of annual Operation  : $1m

Number of properties served: ~700 

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Visit the NSW Office of Water at www.water.nsw.gov.au for information and services 24/7 for local water utilities. Council also supply bore water in part as a community service in several villages including Crookwell, Taralga, Gunning, Binda, Bigga, Tuena, Breadlebane, Fish River Road, Collector, Jerrawa and Dalton.

 

Integrated Watercycle Management Plan 2012

Council is in the process of updating this plan.