With the hot, dry conditions set to continue over summer Central West Local Land Services is offering landholders free stock water testing for one month.
The free water sample testing aims to encourage landholders to prepare for water quality and quantity considerations over the warmer months.
Central West Local Land Services Agricultural Services Team Leader Neroli Brennan said the free water test kits were limited to one per property.
“Given the forecast for yet another hot, dry summer it is critical producers have enough good quality water available to get their livestock through the upcoming season,” Mrs Brennan said.
“We are focussing on stock water quality which also covers some domestic uses such as how the water might mix with chemicals for spray application or potentially rust or corrode pipes and pumps.”
The water testing service does not provide drinking water results and will be available until Friday, 13 December 2019 from the Central West Local Land Services offices, Mrs Brennan said.
“The testing kits contain all the relevant information, submission form and the sample bottle. They are also labelled as postage paid, so the farmers just has to present the kit to the post office free of charge.”
“I would encourage producers to consider testing their stock and domestic water to ensure they are prepared for the months ahead.”
Click the link find out about the Central West Local Land Services office locations or phone 1300 795 299.