Drillers tap into fresh water supply

SECURING WATER SUPPLY: Drilling supervisor Gary Tutin – from Drilltec – in front of the 15 metre tall drill rig. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

THE state’s water authority is drilling a new bore in Mount Gambier to secure public drinking water supply to more than 26,000 residents in the Mount Gambier district.

SA Water has begun drilling a new 250 metre deep hole at its Lake Terrace East site with a 15 metre tall rig, which will complement supply from the city’s iconic Blue Lake.

The new bore – which will replace

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