BAAN BAA WATER PROJECT GETS OFF THE GROUND

BAAN BAA WATER PROJECT GETS OFF THE GROUND

Author: Kate Schwager/Tuesday, February 28, 2017/Categories: Boggabri, Narrabri, Wee Waa

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Today it was announced that Narrabri Shire Council has awarded the construction tender of a new water supply system for Baan Baa.

 

The people of Baan Baa are one step closer to having a secure and reliable supply of high-quality water.

 

The  contribution consists of  $2.2 million in funding from the Restart NSW Water Security for Regions program to Narrabri Shire Council for the delivery of this project,


Works will include the development of a production bore, rising mains, a reservoir, and reticulation system into Baan Baa. 

This project will ensure a secure potable water supply to the township of Baan Baa via a new groundwater bore, which will remove the local community’s reliance on rainwater tanks,

The system improves the livability of the township for locals but will also provide economic growth benefits to the region, including the local mining industry.


Council has been working closely with the Baan Baa community and the NSW Government for a number of years to secure a water supply for their community.

Daracon was recently awarded the contract for the installation of tanks, pipeline, and town water reticulation system.  It is great to see that the contractor has taken possession of the site and will commence works shortly.

The result of a metered water supply to residents will be a great achievement for those who pushed for this project to happen and will provide ongoing benefits for this village into the future.

The NSW Government is investing in the future of regional NSW through the development of this essential infrastructure.


The Water Security for Regions program is an important way to help communities prepare for drought conditions and to improve water security across NSW.


The Baan Baa project is expected to be complete by the end of 2017 when metered water connections will become available throughout the village.
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