Our water supply

Council plays a key role in delivering essential water for our region.

Parkes Shire Council manages water infrastructure for the Parkes/Peak Hill Water Supply System that supplies the towns of Parkes and Peak Hill, as well as the townships of Alectown and Cookamidgera.

Council also manages the water supply to the townships of Bogan Gate, Trundle, Tullamore and rural consumers in between. This system is known as the 'B' section pipeline, which carries water from Forbes.

Details on water conservation, management and supply within Parkes Shire can be found in here.

Council’s water charges have been developed in accordance with the State Government’s Best Practice Guidelines and Section 501 of the Local Government Act. You can download the Best Practice Pricing Policy here

Compliance with these Guidelines is an important criterion for eligibility for funding under The State Government’s Country Towns Water Program. An access charge will apply to all properties (including vacant land) within 225m of a Council water pipe, whether connected or not.

Residents and ratepayers who are required to operate a home dialysis machine in their principal place of residence are subject to a water usage concession. See Water Charges for Home Dialysis Policy for more information.

Understanding your water account

How you are charged for water Information on progressive billing notices throughout the year. Water consumption is billed separately from your rate notice and water […]

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Water Saving Tips

Help conserve water Small every day actions add up to big water savings overall. Here is a list of useful tips to help save water […]

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Water Restrictions

Why we need restrictions Water conservation helps safeguard our long-term supply. To effectively manage water supply and security for our residents, Parkes Shire Council implements […]

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Water Metre Readings

Meters are read every quarter It’s good to monitor your water usage Since 1 July 2010 Council reads water meters four (4) times a year. […]

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Apply for Connection

Urban water Make an application to have your water connected. To apply for an urban water connection, please complete the Application for Urban Water Connection […]

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Water Service Interruption

Water interruption? Contact information for assistance with your water service. For service interruptions during office hours contact Council’s Infrastructure team on 02 6861 2344. For […]

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