Non-potable water supply switched on at Stuart Town

Switched on: Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields and Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee MP made the switch earlier this week. Photo: Supplied.
Switched on: Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields and Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee MP made the switch earlier this week. Photo: Supplied.

Residents and landholders in Stuart Town now have access to non-potable water after a new water supply was switched on

Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields and Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee MP made the switch earlier this week.

The new water supply was made possible thanks to the Drought Communities Program Drought Relief from the Federal Government along with project management from Dubbo Regional Council.

Cr Ben Shields said this funding has allowed for the installation of key infrastructure for the Stuart Town community.

"The community of Stuart Town has been requesting a water supply for a long time, it's wonderful to have received this funding to make the possibility a reality," he said.

The Federal Government provided $560,000 for works that includes a completed bore equipped with a submersible pump, automatic backwash filter, electronic controls and shed.

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A pipeline between the bore and storage tanks installed to the south of Stuart Town. A water filling station, complete with bitumen-sealed hardstand and access driveways, accessible to the fire brigade and general public with Avdata keys.

Connections will also be made in the near future by Dubbo Regional Council staff to the local Primary School and Moxon Park, supplying both facilities with a reliable water supply.

Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said it's been wonderful to make a substantial difference for those suffering due to this horrendous drought.

"This drought has been devastating for so many of our country communities," he said.

"The Drought Communities Program is designed to stimulate local economic activity and I know this project has given much-needed work to local companies and tradies."

Mr Gee said this project has delivered tangible assistance to the people in Stuart Town by providing access to water in a more convenient location.

"While not drinkable, the new water supply can be used for other purposes such as toilets, showering and cleaning, saving valuable water for (human) consumption," Mr Gee added.