WaterNSW will replace two valves Toonumbar Dam at Iron Pot Creek, on NSW’s South Coast, to improve water delivery efficiency and ensure the dam meets necessary standards.
Toonumbar Dam helps irrigate the Richmond Valley and supplies water to farmers along Iron Pot and Eden Creeks. Previous plans to upgrade the valves had been delayed due to low dam levels caused by ongoing drought.
The work is scheduled to start from 20 April 2020 and will take two weeks to complete. Residents and customers living downstream on Iron Pot Creek and Eden Creek may not have water supply during this period.
WaterNSW will provide early warning network (EWN) updates ahead of the outage. This work is essential to ensure the efficient delivery of water to customers and to meet contemporary safety and engineering standards.
The works are being undertaken on WaterNSW lands in areas where there is no public access. Recreation areas at Toonumbar Dam are to remain open.
WaterNSW Executive Manager of Assets, Ronan Magaharan, “We are working with local farmers and communities to try and reduce the impacts of these necessary upgrade works.
“This work is essential to ensure the efficient delivery of water to customers and to meet contemporary safety and engineering standards.”