Water

     
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Central Tablelands Water is the Authority covering the Blayney Shire, issuing all water accounts and managing all installations and maintenance.

Central Tablelands Water is situated at 30 Church Street, Blayney and can be contacted by phone on 6368 2800 or by email at water@ctw.nsw.gov.au.

Central Tablelands County Council, trading as Central Tablelands Water (CTW) is a water supply authority constituted under NSW Local Government legislation.  Located in the central west of New South Wales, CTW services a geographically large, but sparsely populated area.  This area ranges from Blayney in the east, to Grenfell in the west.

CTW currently has 5,500 connections (customers) and provides potable water to around 11,500 consumers in 14 towns and villages.  Our main water source is Lake Rowlands and water from this source is supplemented during summer by various groundwater bores.

For more information visit the Central Tablelands Water website.

Lake Rowlands

Lake Rowlands Dam, formerly known as Coombing Dam, is situated on the Coombing Rivulet, a tributary of the Belubula River and provides the bulk of CTW's water supply. The Dam was designed in 1939 by Gutteridge, Haskins and Davey as a reinforced concrete slab and buttress type dam with a top water level (TWL) at RL 882.70m. This type of construction is rather unusual, and the dam is one of only a handful of slab and buttress dams built in Australia.

Bottled Water - Filling Stations

CTW - Bottle Filling Station

  Central Tablelands Water has installed Water-Bottle Filling Stations in Canowindra, Manildra, Millthorpe and Blayney under a joint funding agreement with Cabonne and Blayney Councils.  The agreement provides for the installation of one Water-Bottle Filling Station each year in towns and villages across the two local government areas.

Bottled water is an environmental menace and waste of money. The charge for one litre of bottled water is up to 2,500 times the cost of tap water!

The increase in bottled water’s popularity has given rise to major environmental issues. Australia is drowning in a sea of plastic bottles, which create massive amounts of landfill and litter in our streets.  Significant resources are also needed to bottle, transport and refrigerate water, especially if that water is imported from overseas.

From a quality perspective, Australians are able to drink some of the best tap water in the world, but where consumers are unsure of their local tap water quality, switching to filtered tap water is an environmental and financial win-win for everyone.



Water Supply Network

Pictured below is the current CTW supply network.


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Last modified: 31 Aug 2013

Blayney Shire Council

91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799
PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799
Telephone: (02) 6368 2104
Facsimilie: (02) 6368 3290
Email: council@blayney.nsw.gov.au

Council opening hours:
Monday to Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm

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