Substantial water leak is expected to soon be resolved

substantial water leak on the northern edge of town is expected to be resolved as part of
Council’s major upgrade works which are currently in the tender process

A substantial water leak in bushland on
the northern edge of town is expected to be
resolved soon as part of Cobar Shire Council’s
plans to upgrade water storages.
Council has been aware of the leak for some
time, which is located near the Sound Chapel
to the north of the town.
Council’s Water and Sewer Manager Victor
Papierniak said repair work will however be
problematic as the entire Cobar Water Board
system, which includes the town supply and
supply to the local mines, needs to be shut
He said replacement of the surge tank near
the Sound Chapel (which is where the leak is
coming from) has been included as a priority
as part of a storages pump station upgrade
project which is currently out for tender.
Also included in the project is the replacement
of the water storages pump station and
the booster pump station at the depot.
Mr Papierniak said Council is hoping to
engage a successful tenderer in September and
the work (which will be done in consultation
with all consumers) will be able to commence
soon after.
It’s planned that the new tank and pipework
will be laid adjacent to the old system and that
multiple shut downs will occur in an effort to
provide less disturbance to consumers.