Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) advises temporary water restrictions are applied to properties connected to town water in Wellington until 10am on Friday, effective immediately.

This covers all areas of Wellington, Mount Arthur, Cadonia and Montefiores.

DRC requests all properties conserve water and minimise non-essential water consumption including the conduct of irrigation, pool maintenance, watering gardens and lawns.

DRC advises that the greater the minimisation of non-essential water consumption, the quicker all reservoirs can be refilled.

Operations at the Wellington Water Treatment Plan on Falls Road were interrupted on Wednesday afternoon due to a chemical dosing maintenance issue that limited the operation of the treatment plant.

The plant was shut down and staff are working to rectify the issue.

A new batch of chemicals has been requested and Council are awaiting arrival from Sydney today. This has temporarily reduced the amount of clean water produced for transfer to reservoirs about the town.

As of 10am Thursday, the town’s reservoirs sit at 60 per cent which may result in poor water pressure at some properties.

The application of the temporary water restrictions will allow DRC to refill reservoirs in a timely manner and gradually bring the Wellington Treatment Plant back up to full capacity production.

Wellington’s water supply remains safe to drink and meets all regulatory and health requirements.

Council would like to thank the community for their cooperation and understanding during this time and apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Last Edited: 04 Apr 2024

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