Drilling on a Great Artesian Basin (GAB) test bore at Clifton is due to start this week. (from March 8, 2021).
Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) Water and Waste Committee chair Cr Rebecca Vonhoff said drilling firstly would determine the depth of the water.
“Depending on the initial drilling, the next step will involve analysing the water to determine whether the volume and quality are suitable to supplement existing Clifton town water supplies,” Cr Vonhoff said.
“If the test results are positive, the bore will provide a backup supply in the interim, while negotiations with the State Government around the southern pipeline keep going.
“Contractors, S & K Drilling of Pittsworth, have set up the drilling rig for the construction of an artesian water bore that will be located on Council-owned land off Hinz Street, near the Mowen Street corner.