THE Gunnedah Memorial Pool renewal project has reached a major milestone this week, with the new eight-lane outdoor pool filled with water for testing.
Project contractors, Hines Constructions, filled the pool over the weekend and testing of the structure will take place over the next seven days.
Gunnedah Shire Council’s acting director of infrastructure services Daniel Noble said with the region currently experiencing drought conditions, Hines has made allowances in its construction program to make the water available to the community after the testing is complete.
“Being a regionally based company, Hines is aware of the issues people are experiencing with the drought conditions,” Mr Noble said.
“The company is allowing council to set up a temporary stand pipe so community members are able to access the water free of charge.
“There will be approximately 2.2 mega litres of non-potable water available, which will be allocated to those who book in with council and have appropriate means of collecting the water.”
Interested parties are asked to contact council to request an amount and book in a time on Monday July 9 to collect the water.
The stand pipe will be manned from 7am to 5pm.
A disclaimer will need to be signed noting the water is not for human consumption – non-potable only.
If you are interested in obtaining some of the non-potable water or have any questions, please call Gunnedah Shire Council’s infrastructure services department on (02) 6740 2100.