Water carting begins at Euchareena

Water carting begins at Euchareena

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Water cart arrives at Euchareena.

Water cart arrives at Euchareena.

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Potable water flows again in Euchareena.

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Dubbo Regional Council has commenced water carting operations to the village of Euchareena to provide potable water for its residents.

One of the first truckloads of precious water was delivered to a family of six on Friday, October 11.

Dubbo Regional Council's Chief Executive Officer, Michael McMahon said he was happy to be able to facilitate this service for members of the community.

Council staff have been in conversations for many months with the residents of Euchareena.

Historically the village has relied solely on the use of rain water tanks and a non-potable water supply managed by a privately run progress association.

The unrelenting effects of the region's worsening drought and very little rainfall has significantly affected the local community's access to available water.

"There has been challenges in meeting the needs of the Euchareena community but I am pleased Council secured funding to allow for this water carting to our residents," Mr McMahon said.

"Residents within the village of Euchareena have been notified via a letter from Council outlining the availability of the water carting program.

It's a simple form process detailing how many people in the house, etc" he said.

The first truck load delivered on Friday was for 13,500 litres provided free of charge directly to the family's water tank.

This initiative by Dubbo Regional Council is in conjunction with the NSW Government's Emergency Relief of Regional Town Water Supplies Funding.

All residents within the 50 kilometre speed zone of Euchareena are eligible to apply.

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