WaterNSW will meet with stakeholders next week to talk about what the future holds for water supplies, as dam storages continue to drop.
Namoi valley customers and other affected parties are invited to attend an information session in Manilla, Wee Waa or Narrabri to hear about contingency plans.
WaterNSW systems operations executive manager Adrian Langdon said the meetings were aimed at customers reliant on Keepit and Split Rock storages.
“We appreciate water users in the Namoi are doing it tough with the drought, so we’re doing the best we can to get the most out of the remaining water supplies,” Mr Langdon said.
The meetings come as Keepit Dam’s storage falls to 3.8 per cent and the dam is estimated to be all but empty by the end of December without significant inflows.
WaterNSW has advised customers the volume of water available of extraction is less than previously expected.
“WaterNSW has been working closely with customers in the Upper and Lower Namoi to manage dwindling supplies, and co-operation from customers has enabled us to extend supply under arguably the state’s most severe drought conditions,” Mr Langdon said.
“We travelling throughout the region to hear from customers about the current situation, and where possible provide them with a projections as to what the future holds based on modelling of varying rain scenarios.”
The meetings will be held at:
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