Water restrictions have been lifted

Cobar Shire Council imposed Level 1 water restrictions on January 12 following the outbreak of Blue-green algae in the Bogan River and Cobar Shire Council’s weir pool at Nyngan. Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko said the condition of the water in the Bogan River and weir pool had “improved dramatically”. […]

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Local mines look to conserve water

With no end in sight to one of the worst droughts on record Cobar’s three biggest employers, CSA, Endeavor and the Peak mines, are all actively working to conserve water to ensure their operations continue. The mines have been given assurances that their allocations will remain as is until July. […]

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Immediate positive result from water improvement work

Cobar Shire Council has reported some very good and immediate results  from work on the town water pipeline by specialist air scouring service Clearflow Australia. The contractor began work last Wednesday to systematically clear the town water pipeline of built-up sediment with the ultimate goal being to clear up Cobar’s dirty […]

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Hot weather brings more water woes

With the onset of very hot weather Cobar Shire Council received an increase in complaints earlier this month from residents with discoloured water. A number of residents also took to social media to voice their dissatisfaction with the state of the town water supply. Council’s water and sewer manager Eric […]

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$7.75million windfall for water project

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries delivered a $7.75million cheque to Cobar Shire Council last Wednesday to help pay for the replacement of the Cobar Water Treatment Plant. Mr Humphries said the funding was made available through the NSW Government’s Regional Water and Waste Water Program. “$110million has been provided by […]