Orange Water Security - our city's future
Welcome to this new Orange Water Security site.
Orange City Council has established this site as a 'one-stop shop' , as a source of information about water security, what capital works projects are planned and how demand management is being handled.
See the latest news on Orange's water security projects.
At this site you can find tips on water-saving in the home and workplace.
The lack of secure water supplies in Orange has been a major concern for residents and businesses for a long time, with severe water restrictions for nearly a decade.
Orange City Council is currently in the process of upgrading its water supply infrastructure to meet the needs of a growing community.
The city already has a first grade Filtration Plant and distribution system throughout the city. The limitation has been the reliability of Suma Park Dam and Spring Creek Dams, and an extremely limited catchment.
The Council has been investigating a range of options to diversify water supplies. The Council has already implemented some of these options and is in the investigation and development phase with other options.
Orange City Council has submitted a Preferred Project Report for the Macquarie River to Orange water pipeline. You can view the Preferred Project Report and Environmental Assessment here.This project is now been assessed by NSW Planning and Infrastructure, with recommended conditions of approval submitted to the Planning Assessment Commission. The Planning Assessment Commission has now approved the project . The Australian Government has now approved the project with a number of conditions. Read the conditions of the Australian Government.
There are also other Future Supply Options which have been identified.
This site has been developed to enable the community to
Orange Water Security
Cnr Byng St & Lords Pl
Orange NSW 2800
Phone: 02 6393 8000
Fax: 02 6393 8199