Filtered Water available at Wentworth and Pooncarie

DARLING RIVER BLUE GREEN ALGAE – Alternative Water Supply

Filtered Water available at Wentworth and Pooncarie

The Lower Darling River has been under Red Alert for Blue Green Algae since February this year. This Red Alert advises water users not to consume or wash in the water without appropriate treatment. The persistence of Blue Green Algae in the Lower Darling River is now at a duration that alternative supplies such as rainwater is running critically low for some properties.

Wentworth Shire Council is willing to assist those impacted by continuing to providing a free alternative water supply of Filtered Water direct from its Wentworth and Pooncarie Water Supply Systems.

As per previous arrangements, those wishing the access this alternative water supply will need to provide and fund their own water holding vessels / tanks or arrange their own cartage contractors. Wentworth Shire Council is not responsible for water quality after it is in storage by others.

Lower Darling River property owners will need to book by calling Wentworth Shire Council on 03 5027 5027 to access the Filtered Water points.

Alternative water supply locations will be available within the hours of 8am to 4pm at the following standpipes:

Lower Darling River property owners will need to book by calling Wentworth Shire Council on 03 5027 5027 to access the Filtered Water points.


Alternative water supply locations will be available within the hours of 8am to 4pm at the following standpipes:

WENTWORTH
Wentworth Standpipe (near the corner of Beverley and Arthur Streets).

  • Tuesday 4 June
  • Friday 7 June
  • Tuesday 11 June
  • Friday 14 June
  • Tuesday 18 June
  • Friday 21 June
  • Tuesday 25 June
  • Friday 28 June

POONCARIE
Pooncarie Standpipe (near the corner of Mckinlay and Mallara Streets).

  • Wednesday 5 June
  • Wednesday 12 June
  • Wednesday 19 June
  • Wednesday 26 June

Wentworth Shire Council acknowledges the resilience of the Lower Darling Community and trusts that this alternative water supply assists.