WaterNSW and Council are working together to keep residents supplied with water as work continues to repair a pipe break that is threatening supply to Lithgow villages.

A pipe malfunction in the Fish River Water Supply network – managed by WaterNSW – malfunctioned on Monday, disrupting the supply of water to Lithgow City Council.

Residents of Wallerawang, Portland, Cullen Bullen, Glen Davis, Lidsdale and Rydal have been advised to conserve water, and that they may be subject to periodic outages to extend supply while the fault is rectified.

Lithgow Council and WaterNSW are monitoring supply levels and if needed, an alternative supply will be provided which will require residents to boil water for an extended period.

  • In order to prolong supply, reservoirs are being topped up Friday, Saturday and Sunday via water tanks. While this occurs, some residents may lose water supply for up to four hours.
  • Residents left without water for longer than four hours or who require bottled drinking water should contact Lithgow City Council (02) 6354 9999.
  • Residents with a portable tank, can access the Barton Street standpipe to fill it.

Council wishes to re-enforce that there is sufficient water to maintain a safe supply and if residents are water wise Council and WaterNSW will not need to implement emergency measures. Should these measures need to be taken to provide a supply of water, the water provided will be untreated water and may not be fit for human consumption. Should this occur residents will be required to boil water for an extended period, therefore we are asking residents to conserve water so these measures are not required to be implemented.

Council and WaterNSW wishes to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact;