IT was pleasing to see the number of community members who attended the presentations of the Community Strategic Plan held in Oberon, Black Springs, O’Connell and Burraga over the last couple of weeks. Twenty submissions were received and considered by council prior to adopting the Community Strategic Plan at the Special Meeting held on Tuesday, June 26.
I WOULD like to encourage all Oberon residents who are on the town water supply to check their water pipes to ensure there are no leaks in their system.
A number of consumers have only been made aware that they have a leak in their plumbing system after they have received an excessive water consumption bill.
In order to avoid that from occurring, consumers are urged to check their own water meter readings to monitor water usage.
When checking your meter, please note that the black numbers tell you how many kilolitres (1000 litres) you have used and the red numbers tell you how many litres you have used.
1. Take a metre reading (including the small numbers at the end of the metre) after the last person has used any water in the evening.
2. Take a further reading on the following morning before any water is used.
If no one has used any water overnight the readings should not have changed. If there is a difference you know there is a leak. You will then need to contact a plumber to locate and repair any leaks.
Residents are responsible for all pipes past the water meter. An ideal time to check your meter is overnight, on the way to work or when you will be away from the property for several hours.
BITUMEN sealing was scheduled to take place last Friday on the current road works on Abercrombie Road, Black Springs and the Deep Creek section of Duckmaloi Road.
The sealing was deferred due to the unfavourable weather conditions and will be rescheduled as soon as the conditions are favourable.
LAST Thursday council hosted an afternoon tea for interested parents and children to meet the supervisors of Hathaway and the Oberon Hospital Residential Aged Care Centre, and to find out more about the Adopt a Grandparent program.
The afternoon tea was attended by several Hathaway residents, Janice Musgrave from the Oberon Hospital Aged Care Unit and three excited children who are keen to participate in the program along with their parents.
Contact Oberon Council’s Community Liaison Officer, Kathy Beesley on 6329 8100 if you are interested in finding out more about the Adopt a Grandparent program.