As part of Council’s water metering and reservoir upgrade projects, Council will be undertaking the flowmeter installation at Portland Low Reservoir today, 19th October 2020.

Council has engaged a local contractor to undertake the installation of new flowmeter at the reservoir. This will be undertaken as a part of Council’s rollout of smart metering to better capture the water requirements and usage throughout the network. The metering project will allow Council to capture the usage from each service reservoir and better account for usage and losses in the systems across the LGA.

Portland Low level reservoir which services properties between the Humphrey Street area and the Eastern side of Cullen Street/Wallerawang Road, Lawson Street and Drumkeen Lane will be closed off for a short period on 19th October 2020 to allow for the installation. It is advised that residents may experience a reduction in water pressure or no water whilst works are being undertaken.

After completion of the installation, Council will flush water mains to reduce dirty water and return service as soon as practicable. Residents are advised before using water for domestic purposes to run the first tap that services their property to ensure the water is clean and any dirt released into the system has been flushed before running internal taps.

Residents are encouraged to register for MiWater at lithgow.miwater.co to receive notifications via email or text.