Council’s Water Supply

Residents living within the Urban Areas of the Kyogle Local Council Area may make application to connect to Council’s Urban Water System.

Kyogle Council operates three water supplies and sewerage systems serving around four thousand people in Kyogle, Bonalbo, Woodenbong, and the Aboriginal community of Muli Muli.

Kyogle Water Supply

Kyogle is located in the Richmond River catchment, and the water supply consists of an on-stream storage and weir on the Richmond River, raw water pumping station, and water treatment plant originally constructed in the 1930’s. There are three storage reservoirs located at Hill Street, Mount Street and James Street and the system is currently in the process of being augmented to include an additional 200Ml of off-stream storage for raw water, an upgrade and refurbishment of the water treatment plant and provision for fish passage over the weir structure.

Bonalbo Water Supply

Bonalbo is located in the Clarence Catchment, and the water supply consists of an off stream storage with water sourced from Peacock Creek, raw water pumping station, bore, and a water treatment plant constructed in 2010. There is a long term water supply strategy in place for Bonalbo which can be viewed here.

Urbenville Muli Muli Woodenbong Water Supply

Woodenbong and Muli Muli are serviced by a joint water supply with Tenterfield Shire Council for the village of Urbenville. The UMMWWS consists of an on stream storage behind a natural weir on Tooloom Creek in the upper Clarence Catchment, a raw water pumping station, a water treatment plant constructed in 2009, a water storage reservoir in the village of Urbenville, all of which are located in Tenterfield Shire. There is also a rising main between Urbenville and Woodenbong which passes through the aboriginal community of Muli Muli, a booster pumping station and re-chlorination facility and a separate storage reservoir in the village of Woodenbong, all of which are located in the Kyogle Council Local Government Area. All these water supply assets are jointly owned and operated by Kyogle Council and Tenterfield Shire Council under a joint water supply agreement.

Drinking Water Management System

Kyogle Council is committed to managing its water supplies effectively to provide a safe, high-quality drinking water that consistently meets the NHMRC/NRMMC Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, and consumer and other regulatory requirements. As part of this commitment Council has adopted a drinking water quality policy and drinking water management system

Drought Management

Council has provisions in place for the management and operation of its water supplies during periods of drought, including procedures for the imposing of water restrictions, and emergency contingency plans. The drought management plan can be viewed here

Council’s Technical Services application webpage has links to application forms for connection to water and sewerage system