Upper Hunter Shire Council operates four water supply schemes for servicing the townships of Scone, Aberdeen, Merriwa and Murrurundi.
The Lake Glenbawn to Scone water augmentation scheme completed in 2012 ensures the delivery of water from Glenbawn Dam to Scone and feed through to Aberdeen. The project consisted of a pipeline, balance tank, high level reservoir and pump station construction. The $14.5 million project was funded, after 10 years of lobbying, by the State Government under the Country Town Water Supply and Sewerage Program in the amount of $5.5 million.
With the proposed Water Treatment Plant and Aberdeen back feed to be completed in the future, there is additional work to be carried out on our water infrastructure, in particular in Murrurundi.
Council is working toward ensuring a sustainable and robust water supply system for Murrurundi through a $14 million pipeline and pumping stations to transfer potable water from Scone to Murrurundi.
The pipeline is being funded with $11.5 million Restart NSW funding through the Water Security for Regions program, $1.5 million from the NSW Government Country Towns Water Supply and Sewage Program and $1 million from Upper Hunter Shire Council through borrowed funds.
The 40km pipeline could be completed as early as 2020 and it
is estimated the asset should have an actual life of over 100 years.
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.