Given continuing dry conditions, many farmers in the area are running into often significant shortages in on-farm water storages. Not only are water supplies low, but often water quality is an issue too. DPIRD has released some information reiterating the importance of water quality when it comes to use in spraying programs.
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In terms of local standpipes, there is also currently assessments being carried out on suitable locations for new bores. The Department of Water will advise us once these have been commissioned.