Water supply to increase in Ivanhoe

Friday, 4th May, 2012

The Central Darling Shire is preparing to capture floodwaters to store for the Ivanhoe water supply, as well as upgrade the treatment plant.

Central Darling Shire General Manager Tim Drew said the Council is preparing to capture floodwaters to store them in a dam in Ivanhoe.

“We are looking to see if we can better prepare to capture the water and provide a future supply for Ivanhoe,” Mr Drew said.

“But other than that there is no issue with the water supply in Ivanhoe.

“Issues were raised about the quality of water dams around Ivanhoe, but that is not associated with Council’s water supply.”

Mr Drew said the dam in Ivanhoe has been used in the past, but he was unsure of how much water it would hold.

Central Darling Shire Mayor Ray Longfellow said Ivanhoe has always had quite “an adequate supply of water”.

“We have been using bores but we have always had a good back up supply,” he said.

Mayor Longfellow said the shire was in the process of upgrading the treatment facility.

“Everything is well progressed,” he said.

Mayor Longfellow said during the drought the bore water had to be used and the treatment plant will be upgraded so it can process ground water and be ready to be utilised in the future.

He said the residents of Ivanhoe are looking forward to this as the bore water posed some problems with air conditions and other electrical appliances.