Household water assistance available for farmers

At the Council meeting held on Wednesday 8 August 2018, Council resolved to make 10,000 litres of potable water available for eligible farmers in the Narromine LGA.

Eligible farmers will be able to collect 10,000 litres of potable water for either Narromine or Trangie standpipe stations once they have completed the ‘Application for Drought Relief Domestic Drinking Water Form’ at Council’s Customer Services and Payments Centre in Narromine and received an Avdata Key.

Narromine Shire Council’s General Manager, Jane Redden said “With 100% of New South Wales declared in drought it is important that we do what we can to support the farmers in the Region.”

“Eligible residents need to apply for an Avdata key to ensure Council can monitor the water usuage.”

“Currently both Narromine and Trangie bores are much lower than this time last year meaning the water supply needs to be continually monitored to ensure Council is able to maintain town supply.”

“If the current drought conditions continue into Summer it is likely that higher level water restrictions will need to be implemented across the Region” she said.

Residents are reminded that Council is not responsible for the water quality once the water has left the standpipe and that the free water allocation does not include freight.

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