Water Tanks – Parkes
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. It is the main settlement in the local government area of Parkes Shire. Parkes had an urban population of 15,337 as at June 2015.
A rich variety of farming is conducted in the region immediately surrounding Parkes, although the staple farming products are wheat and wool. Parkes prides itself on its modernising ideology, historically and culturally. The feature film The Dish set in Parkes, was largely filmed in Forbes’ historic precinct. This was due to very few historic buildings remaining in Parkes. Parkes is also home to the Parkes Spacemen rugby league club. The area is supported by a gold and copper mine, Northparkes, 27 km north-north-west of the town.
Parkes became a key country location after the completion of the railway in 1893, serving as a hub for a great deal of passenger and freight transport until the 1980s. A major focus for the region going forward will be water conservation. Water is no longer the freely available commodity that has been in the past and the community will need to have a stronger focus on water harvesting and storage in order to meet demand expectations.
Parkes Shire Council has been proactively working towards future proofing water security for the Shire through a combination of projects and drawing on a number of different water sources including dams, river, bores and recycled water. The construction of a newWater Treatment Plant (WTP) is underway which provide a safe, secure and reliable water supply for Parkes and Peak Hill now and into the future. Upgrades have also been completed to Lake Endeavour for improved water security involving strengthening the Dam to ensure the long-term stability and integrity of the structure.
If you would like to increase your water storage capacity for your business or provide an alternative domestic supply for your home, Heritage Water Tanks can offer high-quality water tanks for all your water harvesting and storage needs. Ask us about our water saving gutter technology. Call 1800 115 552.