CRITICAL WATER LEVEL IN CHILLAGOE
Chillagoe residents are being urged to reduce their water usage as the town’s water capacity is at a critical level. Council has imposed Level 3 water restrictions for residents connected to the town’s water supply in Chillagoe, effective from Wednesday. Although the Chillagoe Township is fed from three bores, the water supply is reaching a critically low level. Mayor Tom Gilmore said unfortunately one of the bores failed last week due to a lack of water and another pump is currently being assessed and will undergo emergency repairs should it be deemed necessary. “The town cannot survive with one bore which is already struggling to produce its maximum yield,” Cr Gilmore said. These restrictions will remain until futher notice.