Pipelines, bores, irrigation and dam walls: A word on water in this city

April 2020

Greening Bathurst (GB) wrote to Bathurst Regional Council commending council on initiating actions to improve the security of the city's water supply.

Our comments reflect the position of GB after extensive internal consultation with our member ecologists, engineers and professionals.

GB supports the replacement of the wooden pipeline between Winburndale Dam and Bathurst city.

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The water in the dam is some of the most pristine within the local government area, free from carp and mosquito fish and home to many native animals including the platypus and water rat.

Under no circumstances should water from the Macquarie River be pumped to the Winburndale Dam, since this would introduce undesirable exotics.

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