MidCoast Council is beginning the transition back to pumping Gloucester’s water supply from the Barrington River MidCoast LGA (overall news) Myall Coast News Stroud, Booral, Lime Burners Ck Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by News Of The Area - Modern Media - January 29, 2020 Council had been trucking water from the Tea Gardens Aquifer to Gloucester to fill town reservoirs after the Barrington River ceased to flow. MIDCOAST Council is beginning the transition back to pumping Gloucester’s water supply from the Barrington River, after substantial rain in the catchment last week. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE “Beginning this week, we are working towards returning the Gloucester water treatment plant to normal operations – which will take a few days – so we are gradually transitioning to supplying Gloucester with water extracted from the River,” said MidCoast Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services, Rob Scott. Since late December, Council had been trucking water from the Tea Gardens Aquifer to Gloucester to fill town reservoirs after the Barrington River ceased to flow. The trucks will continue to provide a supplement to the water supply, with Council gradually reducing the number of trips as the plant comes back online. “We are also sending a truck to Stroud to top up the water storage, and sending another to top up our reservoir at Kolodong near Taree, as a trial just in case that’s ever required in future,” said Mr Scott. “We’re pleased that the rainfall has allowed us some reprieve, but Severe level 4 water restrictions are continuing for now, until we can be sure we have enough water to get through the hotter weather ahead.” For more information on water restrictions and managing water supply during the drought, please visit midcoast.nsw.gov.au/waterrestrictions.