Bore shores up water supply

Shirley Park bore is now working two days on/two days off to extend its life.

Shirley Park bore is now working two days on/two days off to extend its life.

With Tenterfield Dam level at 35 per cent and Level 4.5 water restrictions in place, the township's ongoing water supply hinges on the output of the Shirley Park bore at this stage, and there's no guarantee of how long the bore will continue to produce.

The restrictions are having an effect with the daily water consumption rate sitting at around 500-800 kilolitres.

This is within the target target of 170 litres per person per day at the lower end of the drought management plan range, which equates to a total of approximately 680 kilolitres per day.

Council advises that some complaints have been received and warnings issued on noncompliance with the restrictions, although there are been no fines so far.

The Shirley Park bore is now operating in a two days on/two days off cycle, to allow it to replenish so its use can be extended. It's adding 0.6 megalitres a day to Tenterfield Dam.

Essential Energy has now connected the bore up to its own power supply, after the bore had been operating off the park lights.