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Town Water Supply Systems

Bedourie

The Bedourie town water supply system comprises of an artesian bore, ground level and elevated water storage reserviors and reticulation system.  The bore was drilled in 1905 and has a water temperature of 45 degrees and a closed head pressure of 529 kPa and an unrestricted flow of 42 litres per second.  The reservoirs and reticulation system were constructed in 1998.

Birdsville

The Birdsville town water supply system consists of an artesian bore reticulated system and a river water reticulated system.

The artesian bore system comprises of an artesian bore, ground level and elevated water storage reservoirs and reticulation system.  The bore was drilled in 1961 and has a water temperature of between 97 and 99 degrees and a closed head pressure of 1,200 kPa and an unrestricted flow of 40 litres per second.  Water from the artesian bore is cooled through a series of cooling tubes and a parallel plate heat exchanger. The reservoirs and reticulation system were constructed in 1998.

The river water system consists of pumps, elevated water storage reservoirs and reticulation system.
 

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