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6 September 2001

Hot artesian water for indoor complex

The problems of heating the water for the Indoor Pool and Diving Complex has now been solved. A proposal put by the Lightning Ridge Olympic Association to Walgett Shire Council was approved at its July meeting.

The proposal involves the installation of a 160 metre return pipeline from the Pandora Street and Nettleton Drive intersection to the indoor heated swimming facility in Gem Street. The pipeline will direct water from the bore main through a heat exchanger located at the new site. The cost of the pipeline, which will be met by Council, and which includes tapping into the current bore main, is estimated to be $75,000.

A number of options were looked at but the ongoing costs would have been prohibitive. Council agreed to allocate a total amount of $75,000 for the installation of pipeline, including taping into the current town bore main to supply hot bore water to heat the indoor swimming pool facility.

Council further agreed to transfer the $25,000 annual contribution for maintenance and upkeep of the indoor complex to the Olympic Pool Association Inc upon completion.

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