Barwon Downs monitoring program information display

The Barwon Downs borefield is operated under a groundwater extraction licence from Southern Rural Water. The licence was granted in 2004 and is due for renewal in 2019.

We are hosting an information session to update community members on the renewal process, particularly our assessment of the current groundwater monitoring program.

The session will highlight key components of the program including new infrastructure to monitor groundwater levels, stream flows and acid-sulphate soils.

Representatives from Barwon Water, Southern Rural Water, project consultants GHD and the Barwon Downs Groundwater Community Reference Group will attend.

When:

3 — 7 pm

Tueday 6 May 2014

Where:

Barwon Downs Hall

Birregurra-Forrest Road, Barwon Downs

The borefield is an important supply for the Geelong region when surface water supplies are low, having supplied up to 70% of Geelong's drinking water demand at the peak of the drought.

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