Dubbo farmers alerted to free stock water testing

DROUGHT SUPPORT: State Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders says the free stock water testing complements the state government's $1.8 billion Drought Emergency Relief Package. Photo: File
DROUGHT SUPPORT: State Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders says the free stock water testing complements the state government's $1.8 billion Drought Emergency Relief Package. Photo: File

Central West Local Land Services is offering to test stock water for free.

State Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the free water testing would complement the range of drought support services offered by the NSW government.

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"Given the forecast for yet another hot, dry summer it is critical producers have enough good quality water available to get their livestock through the upcoming season," he said.

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Central West Local Land Services agricultural services team leader Neroli Brennan said the free water tests were limited to one per property.

"The water testing service does not provide drinking water results and will be available until Friday, 13 December 2019, from the Central West Local Land Services offices," she said.

"We are focusing on stock water quality which also covers some domestic uses such as how the water might mix with chemicals for spray application or potentially rust or corrode pipes and pumps."

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For more information or help visit the Central West Local Land Services website at www.lls.nsw.gov.au/centralwest or call 1300 795 299.

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