As water levels in creeks and rivers return to normal, Bega Valley Shire Council has revealed how staff worked around the clock to avoid issuing a boil water notice after the last flood event.
BVSC water and sewerage services manager Chris Best said it was “a mammoth team effort” that kept up supplies of clean drinking water for the shire’s northern residents.
Between March 24 and April 3, half a million litres of drinking water was carted from Yellow Pinch dam near Merimbula to the Brogo-Bermagui supply.
“This came at a significant financial burden, with daily costs of up to $15,000 to keep the Brogo-Bermagui system supplied with clean water,” Mr Best said.
“As an additional measure, we announced Level 4 water restrictions for our…