Timely upgrade to keep village's water flowing
WATER service to Ashby will soon receive an upgrade, with construction of a new water main beginning last week.
Currently the village is serviced by a single water main under the North Arm of the Clarence River, which Clarence Valley Council works and civil director Troy Anderson said was nearing the end of its lifespan.
"Due to the difficulty of repairing or replacing water mains under the river, it has been decided the existing main be augmented with a new 3.3km water main," he said.
"This will give Ashby two water main feeds until the under river crossing reaches the end of its life.
The new water main will be constructed from Warregah Island bridge along Murrayville Rd to service Ashby.
"When the under river crossing does need to be abandoned, the main along Murrayville Rd is easily accessible for repair should it be damaged," Mr Anderson said.
Mr Anderson said that as well as providing easier access, the new main will extend water services to some properties on Murrayville Rd that currently are not serviced with reticulated water.