Leak detection of Councils water main network commencing 21 November

Published on 18 November 2023


The Department of Planning and Environment, in collaboration with Narrabri Shire Council, is set to embark on the second phase of the Regional Network Leakage Detection Project starting November 21, 2023.

This initiative forms a pivotal part of the NSW Government's $12.5 million Regional Leakage Reduction Program. The program's impact has been significant, surveying over 11,700 kilometres of water mains and uncovering more than 3200 leaks. These efforts have resulted in the conservation of billions of litres of water for Councils just this year.

Working alongside the Department's contractors, utilising advanced sound magnification equipment, leak detection activities will span Councils' road reserves, public spaces, and thoroughfares leading up to the Christmas. This comprehensive approach aims to swiftly identify and address any potential water loss within the network.

This program has demonstrated success within various water utilities, fostering optimism within the Council regarding its potential to effectively resolve any underlying issues within our system.

For inquiries concerning the program or information about contractors operating in your vicinity, please reach out to the Council's Water Services team at 02 6799 6866.

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