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Tamworth water supply: council rules out $6.5 million South Tamworth reservoir | The Northern Daily Leader



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A RISK analysis of the available water supply for South Tamworth has shown there is no justification for an extra $6.5 million reservoir at One Tree Hill. A minimum of eight to 24 hours of extra water supply is recommended by the peak body for the urban water industry, where Tamworth Regional Council (TRC) has a two-day back-up. Every couple of years, the council reviews its water supply schemes to plan for future growth. The recent risk analysis showed a new 24ML reservoir wouldn’t be needed until 2027, TRC water operations manager Dan Coe said. “Based on the work that we did earlier this year we have decided to push this process back…

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