Worker water woes

FARMERS fear they will not be able to provide clean water for their workers if the NSW Government does not build a block bank north of Pooncarie in the coming months.

Farming families are preparing for the lower Darling River to stop flowing for the second time in three years in December if substantial in-flows to the Menindee Lakes do not arrive.

The NSW Department of Industry has given approval for two block banks to be built downstream of Pooncarie to save water for fruit growers but those north of Pooncarie have only been offered trucked-in water for household use.

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