About the Project

The 120ML raw water storage dam will improve harvesting efficiency of raw water sourced for the Tamworth, Moonbi and Kootingal town supply from Chaffey Dam by up to 13% annually. This project will also provide Council with additional operational advantages such as improved raw water quality and potential electricity cost savings.

Expected outcomes of the Calala Raw Water Storage project include:

  • Greater water security for residents and industries
  • 13% reduction on average per year in the water ordered from Chaffey Dam for potable water
  • Supply of additional water for 7,500 new residents
  • Increased asset life of existing water supply infrastructure
  • Higher quality water during adverse weather conditions


Calala Raw Water Storage Dam Layout Plan

Calala Raw Water Storage Dam Layout Plan

Proposed Location for Raw Water Storage Dam

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