Upper Lachlan Shire Council
About the project
The project aims to improve water use efficiency within Crookwell by reducing water losses throughout the water supply system of the town. The required outcome will be achieved by replacing existing potable water demands with “fit for purpose” water for the irrigation of town playing fields, installing water efficient irrigation systems on these town playing fields, providing a rebate program for installation of water efficient fittings and fixtures throughout the community and replacing the existing aged and inefficient town water treatment plant with an efficient reliable and cost effective water treatment process.
The project helps secure the community water supply achieving water savings in excess of 40ML per year, making available currently unavailable dam storage in the order of 50ML per year, and assisting to offset costs to allow Council to fund further water saving initiatives, in particular replacement of aged asbestos cement pipes which are known water leak areas.
Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Upper Lachlan Shire Council directly on 02 4830 1000.
The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.