THE end is in sight for winter water woes in the area as Murrumbidgee Irrigation nears the end of its upgrades to the main canal.
The news is even better for residents in Griffith who will start to receive their water supply from the Murrumbidgee River from between August 5 and 10.
This follows the large backlash over sourcing drinking water from Lake Wyangan last week.
MI general manager of delivery Jody Rudd commended efforts to ensure the upgrades were completed on schedule.
Mr Rudd said MI’s focus has been on completing the works in an efficient manner and made a special mention to the dedicated workers who made this happen.
“Staff and contractors have been working both over weekends, and on rotation, to ensure that works will be completed on schedule.
MI have now started to fill Bundigerry storage and some parts of the Main Canal to support critical water needs, and remaining works on the Main Canal are on schedule to be completed by July 31.
“This has been a once in a life time opportunity to modernise our Main Canal and set up the region for the future,” Mr Rudd said.
“We are committed to delivering value to our customers … these modernisation works will reduce our operating costs and increase Main Canal capacity and flow rates.”
The $15 million refurbishment of the Main Canal is in conjunction with other works on supply systems branching off, with the replacement of Roaches Regulator near Yanco complete.
For more detailed updates on the modernisation works and water availability see MI’s websitewww.mirrigation.com.au.