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Kempsey leak detection gets $12.5 m support

Kempsey shire get leak detection funding.

Kempsey Shire Council has been invited to participate in phase two of the New South Wales government’s $12.5 million regional leakage reduction program.

The state-wide program involves the detection and reparation of leaks in water mains, potentially saving billions of litres of water.

As part of the program, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Water will work directly with contractors that specialise in water network leak detection for on-the-ground surveying in Kempsey Shire.

The Council’s Group Manager Water and Sewer Wes Trotter encouraged community awareness around the program.

“We are proud to be part of this important project and are committed to ensuring the best possible services for our residents,” he said. “This program will help us conserve water and improve the reliability of our water supply, which will have a positive impact on our community.”

The program includes the use of high-powered listening devices which will empower the Council to identify and act quickly and accurately.

The cost of detection is covered by the program, but Kempsey will pay to repair any leaks that are identified.


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