Forbes Shire Council would like to assure residents the Shires water supply is safe despite recent reports in the Sunday Telegraph, 15th September, saying Forbes will be out of water by March 2020. The
Lachlan River water supply condition is closely being monitored by Council and if needed an increase in the level of restriction will be implemented.
“Conditions will be closely monitored in the coming months,” says Forbes Shire General Manager, Steve Loane. “If necessary the level of water restrictions will be increased. Forbes currently sits on 100% allocation from the Lachlan River by WaterNSW, if the situation declines we will look to increasing the level of restrictions.”
“The story claims are unfounded as Forbes’ situation hasn’t been fully considered in the article. The town has access to supply from the Lachlan River and three bores.”
“Forbes is in a very fortunate situation,” says Mr Loane. “Careful usage from residents ensures demand doesn’t exceed our supply. Forbes Shire Council is also committed to using water responsibly and we all have a role to play.”
If residents have concerns they can contact Council on 6850 2300