THE Nabiac Inland Aquifer Water Supply System can continue work with the NSW Government committing $2.47 million to keep the project rolling.
Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, said the region would benefit from the $2.47 million NSW Government grant.
The funding is part of the NSW Government’s pre-election commitment of $19 million for water security during this term of government.
“The works funded so far will supplement the Manning District Water Supply Scheme through the extraction, treatment and distribution of up to 10 million litres of water per day.
“The scheme will provide an alternative source of potable water to the Nabiac and Tuncurry communities, help to increase drought security and the ability to meet water supply service levels, and will secure environmental flow for the Manning River during low flow periods.
“During prolonged dry spells we’ve gone close to a cease to pump order on the Manning River which is the only supply of water for the Bootawa Dam.
“By removing the Great Lakes area from drawing water from Bootawa Dam, it will significantly improve the water situation for Manning Valley residents.
“This is welcome news for not only MidCoast Water, primary producers who pump from the river, but also for the general community.
“The project provides essential services for the whole region,” Mr Bromhead said.
The program is part of Restart NSW, which provides funding for critical infrastructure across the state to improve both productivity and competitiveness.