The NSW Government has provided $200,000 to Tamworth Regional Council for urgently needed water tanks to secure water supply for the small village of Woolomin.


Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice Troy Grant said the new tanks will deliver a sustainable water source for the residents in Woolomin that have relied on carted water since the contamination of its groundwater in February this year.   


“The NSW Government is pleased to support this much needed project that will greatly benefit the residents of Woolomin that have been affected by the contamination,” Mr Grant said.


“Local MP Kevin Anderson and the Tamworth Regional Council made me aware of the need for these tanks and it was a no-brainer.


“The purchase and installation of water tanks in Woolomin for those residents that are currently receiving the carted water is a great example of how both tiers of government can come together for the benefit of the community.” 


Mr Anderson said the new tanks will allow affected homes to harvest rainwater and will provide greater certainty for those residents.


“Since the groundwater became contaminated due to a leaking fuel tank, Woolomin has needed to rely on the council carting water from Tamworth, which is a costly and unsustainable practice.


“I raised this with the Deputy Premier and I am very happy that we have been able to find a way forward and get this funding delivered quickly.


“Woolomin is a great little tight-knit community and it can now plan a positive and secure future.”

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