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WaterNSW will soon begin works on the Toonumbar Dam to replace two essential valves, among other upgrades.

Water supply from Toonumbar Dam will be interrupted for two weeks starting on the 20th of April while work proceeds to upgrade important elements of the dam system.

WaterNSW, the dam operator, will undertake work to replace two valves at Toonumbar Dam, which is situated on Iron Pot Creek about 30km west of Kyogle on the NSW North Coast.

The dam helps irrigate the Richmond Valley and supplies water to farmers along Iron Pot and Eden creeks. Previous plans to upgrade the valves had been delayed due to low dam levels caused by ongoing drought.

The work is scheduled to start from the 20 April 2020 and take two weeks to complete with WaterNSW advising residents and customers living downstream on Iron Pot Creek and Eden Creek that they may not have water supply during this period.

WaterNSW said this work is essential to ensure the efficient delivery of water to customers and to meet contemporary safety and engineering standards.

The works are being undertaken on WaterNSW lands in areas where there is no public access.

“We are working with local farmers and communities to try and reduce the impacts of these necessary upgrade works,” WaterNSW executive manager of assets, Ronan Magaharan, said.

“This work is essential to ensure the efficient delivery of water to customers and to meet contemporary safety and engineering standards.”

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