NSW Drought: Narromine mayor reassures residents town water supply is safe

Narromine Shire mayor Craig Davies says Narromine is not in a dire situation yet. Photo: Brook Mitchell
Narromine Shire mayor Craig Davies says Narromine is not in a dire situation yet. Photo: Brook Mitchell

Narromine's town water supply is "not in any dire situation at all", according to the Shire's mayor.

Earlier today WaterNSW projected that without significant rain the first towns to lose water supply will be Dubbo, Cobar, Nyngan and Narromine with the Macquarie River forecast to run dry by November.

However Narromine Shire mayor Craig Davies has reassured that the council is "managing our water resources very proactively".

"Narromine is not in any dire situation at all, at the moment," he said.

"We're very cautious about it I can assure you.

"Certainly our river water that's gone for the moment, we don't have an allocation left, but we've got plenty of bore water."

Water security in Narromine was given a $2 million boost by the state government in June, to open a new bore and filtration system, which the mayor believes will add to the security of Narromine's town water supply.

"We still have water in a number of bores, we've had two that have been cavitating, which means they are running out of water, but our main sources are still good, they're still holding up very well," he said.

"And with the new one coming online in the next few weeks, we believe we will be right for the foreseeable future."

"But we're not panicking at all.

"We're monitoring the situation and I think as long as this doesn't go on for another three to four years we should be right."

Councillor Davies said while the town isn't going to run dry in November, he is urging residents in the shire to adhere to the level three water restrictions.

"I urge people to please use your water sparingly, follow your level three restrictions," he said.

"If everyone does that then we should be good.

"At this point in time unless people abuse that situation we don't believe it will be necessary to impose stricter controls on the water."