With heavy rain at the end of January, the Wa De Lock aquifer which supplies Briagolong, received some significant inflows raising water levels in the aquifer.
The inflows were consistent enough for us to be able to lift the Stage 2 water restrictions that had applied in Briagolong from 21 January, 2020. The restrictions were lifted on 25 February, 2020.
The high inflows stirred up water in the aquifer and you may notice some slight temporary difference in the taste and smell of water. We can assure you that your treated tap water meets all safe drinking standards.
With the lifting of restrictions, Briagolong is now on the state-wide permanent water saving rules and we encourage you to keep conserving water. The links below provide further information on the rules and water saving tips.
We engaged comprehensively with the Briagolong community in the lead up to and during restrictions. We will be going back to the Briagolong community before the end of this year to provide further system status updates. Information on options currently being considered to improve both drought preparedness and system security will also be presented. The need and timing of any preferred options will be determined as we update our system reliability and drought response modelling and will be integrated into our next Urban Water Strategy.
We will also be reviewing our Drought Response Plan for Briagolong by February 2021 (12 months from when restrictions were lifted).
We’ll keep you updated as we investigate long-term
actions to ensure the continuity of Briagolong’s water supply.