Water and dam information
The Tamworth region enjoys a clean, safe and healthy water supply that is drawn from three dams, five rivers and a series of local bores. Water is provided to our community through a careful treatment process which takes places at the Calala Water Treatment Plant in Tamworth and local treatment facilities in the towns and villages.
Tamworth’s water supply comes from three sources:
- Chaffey Dam
- Dungowan Dam
- The Paradise Drift Wells (emergency only)
Chaffey Dam is Tamworth’s primary water source with a capacity of 100 gigalitres. Dungowan Dam is a supplementary source with a capacity of 6.3 gigalitres.
Council has high security licenses to use 16.4 gigalitres at Chaffey Dam, and 5.6 gigalitres at Dungowan Dam, to be used for the Tamworth supply. Additionally, the Drift Wells adjacent to the Peel River, can be used during emergencies and severe drought.
Water supplies in the region’s towns and villages
||Split Rock Dam
||Peel River / Nundle Bore / Crawney Road Bore
||Namoi River / Manilla River
||Tamworth supply via pipeline
||Chaffey Dam /Dungowan Dam
Current dam levels
Please see below current dam levels for our region:
| Split Rock Dam
Results accurate as of 13 February 2020.
For real-time and historical data for Chaffey Dam and Split Rock Dam click here.
For historical data for Dungowan Dam, please contact us.