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May 29, 2020
Murrurundi Pipeline Officially Opened

FROM today, 2 million litres of water per day can now flow from Glenbawn Dam, via Scone, to Murrurundi, with the opening of the Scone to Murrurundi pipeline. Murrurundi residents have been on level 6 restrictions since July 2018, through on of the worst droughts on record, but can now enjoy a longer shower, put […]

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May 29, 2020
Murrurundi: Pipeline Open, Level 6 Restrictions Over

MURRURUNDI residents are no longer on Level 6 water restrictions, following the opening of the Scone to Murrurundi Pipeline. The Upper Hunter Shire Council this morning announced Murrurundi will only be on level 2 restrictions, consistent with Aberdeen and Scone.  Level 2 restrictions in Murrurundi include: Murrurundi residents can water lawns and gardens in the […]

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March 19, 2020
Aberdeen Saves Scone from Boiling

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council has advised Scone and Murrurundi residents no longer need to boil water, since water from the Hunter River in Aberdeen is now supplying both Scone and Murrurundi with drinkable water. On Friday night, when Council announced the Scone water had to be boiled, they began pumping water from Aberdeen to […]

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March 14, 2020
Not Unsafe – Only Risk of Being Unsafe Too High

IN a letter drop to some Scone businesses today, the Council explained their advice to boil all drinking water “does not mean the water is unsafe – only that the risk of it being unsafe is too high.” In an update on their website this afternoon Council confirmed the Scone water supply does not have […]

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March 13, 2020
Don’t Drink the Tap Water!!!

AT 9pm tonight the Upper Hunter Shire Council published a post on their Facebook page advising residents the drinking water from Glenbawn Dam to Scone and potentially Murrurundi water supply is no longer safe to drink. UPDATE: Not Unsafe – Only Risk of Being Unsafe Too High Since this was issued at 9pm on Friday […]

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January 30, 2020
Water Flows Closer to Villages

ON Tuesday, the Upper Hunter Shire Council has awarded the contract for village water reticulation systems to TDW Johnson for $250,855, taking the villages of Blandford, Wingen, Parkville, Middlebrook and Gundy a step closer to accessing the town water supply. Initial designs are to be completed this year and the systems will be implemented in […]

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September 18, 2019
Land Purchased for Overpass

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council has purchased land at 2912 Kelly Street, just south of the industrial area of Scone, in the hope of building a rail overpass to link the old industrial area with the meat works and sale yards to the new area and the bypass. In a statement issued by the Council […]

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September 16, 2019
Enforcement of Water Restrictions Begins

A TEN percent reduction in the high security water allocation at Glenbawn Dam triggered Level 1 water restrictions on July 1 for most of the Upper Hunter Shire area, with enforcement of the restrictions beginning today. Residents who breach the restrictions will be given a warning and on the third breach receive a $200 penalty. […]

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September 3, 2019
Residents Rise to Water Restrictions

WATER usage in the Upper Hunter Shire Council area has fallen, with Council hoping the trend continues as Level 1 water restrictions begin this month. The usage in 2017/2018 compared to 2018/2019: Aberdeen and Scone: 2008 ML to 1966ML; Cassilis: 15.7 ML to 15.6 ML, and Merriwa: 326 ML to 287 ML. Murrurundi is on […]

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August 12, 2019
Dam Water Release Delayed

THE planned release of 20 gigalitres of water from Glenbawn Dam to help native Australian bass swim down river to spawn has been postponed until next year. (Read: Glenbawn to Release 20 Gigalitres). The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment emailed water users on Friday afternoon advising them that, “consultation with the community and key […]

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