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Last Post 20/10/2020 2:10:54 PM by rod.haig@lismore.nsw.gov.au. 2 replies.
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Connections Procedure

20-10-2020 09:42 AM
 
Goldenfields Water County Council
by Goldenfields Water County Council
Joined 22-07-2016 02:43 PM
Posts 9
Hi All,
Goldenfields Water is a regional water supplier that mostly provides potable water to rural townships. At the outskirts of the towns we often recieve requests for mains extensions to single properties that don't currently front a main. I'm currently developing a connections procedure that will outline circumstances where we would approve or deny mains extension requests such as number of connections per length, minimum pipeline size, whether we'd allow for the creation of additional dead ends or require contribution to the cost of looping mains etc. I'm keen to know what other utilities have in place.
Thank you kindly,
Sammy Jung sammy.jung@gwcc.nsw.gov.au
Goldenfields Water

Re: Connections Procedure

20-10-2020 11:28 AM
 
Shoalhaven City Council
by Shoalhaven City Council
Joined 01-01-0001 12:00 AM
Posts 11
Sammy,
We currently use our Rural Water Supply Policy to determine if connection is approved. Your other questions come from our Supplement to the WSAA code. These are soon to be replaced by the WSAA LWU Codes.

https://doc.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/displaydoc.aspx?record=POL12/162

Matt Kidd

Re: Connections Procedure

20-10-2020 02:10 PM
 
rod.haig@lismore.nsw.gov.au
by rod.haig@lismore.nsw.gov.au
Joined 21-08-2019 11:56 AM
Posts 4
Sammy
We have a somewhat similar situation where we have a water supply scheme servicing several villages with the reticulation network following a relatively major road within a rural area. We frequently get requests from owners on side roads to this road, requesting an extension of the reticulation down their road to provide a connection. Our recent policy has been not to extend our reticulation to provide such connections. This is largely done from an asset management perspective as future operation, maintenance and asset renewal costs will far outweigh any additional income from user charges paid by these properties (as a result of the small number of additonal connections per additonal length of pipe, resulting from the low density of development within these rural areas).
Some time in the past, some connections were allowed on an informal basis where a tapping and meter was provided at the existing water main and residents could then run their own private pipelines (usually small diameter poly pipes) to their properties. These informal arrangements in the past have invariably caused later problems and have become a significant legacy issue. These types of connections are no longer permitted by Council.
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