Managing our Water Supplies
Water in Uralla Shire
There are two urban centres within the Uralla Shire which have potable water supply schemes: Uralla (population 2400) and Bundarra (population 400). Raw water is sourced from the Gwydir River in Uralla Shire. The surrounding rural areas mainly rely on rainwater tank supplies for domestic water.
For information on water quality, please visit the Water Quality Analysis page.
For current water usage and dam storage volumes, please visit the Water Production and Storage Volumes page.
Uralla Water Supply - Kentucky Creek Dam
The raw water supply for the Uralla township comes from an on-stream weir (500ML capacity) on Kentucky Creek about 5km southwest of Uralla, and through 85m of pipeline to the water treatment works.
Water is treated by a conventional sedimentation and sand filtration treatment plant with a capacity of 5 ML per day and distributed by a system comprising 3 service reservoirs with a total capacity of 5 ML, one pumping station, 11km of transfer and trunk mains and 27km of reticulation mains.
Bundarra Water Supply - Taylors Pond
Raw water is sourced from a pump well adjacent to a depression in the Gwydir River (capacity 120ML) known as Taylors Pond. It is pumped approximately 600m to the treatment works. The water treatment plant has a capacity of 0.8 ML per day (plus a 20% hydraulic loading) and uses conventional sedimentation and sand filtration similar to the Uralla plant. Following treatment, potable water is pumped to two service reservoirs located on the northern and western extremities of the village.