Council Recommendations

The recommended option is the McPhedrons Road site for the following reasons:

  • Greater certainty in cost estimate due to less bores being expected to be required (as it is a higher yielding area).
  • The expected required depth of the bore is less meaning the drilling costs will be lower and there is less risk of cost escalation.
  • There is more Council owned land available in the area, meaning the bore can be drilled away from the roadside which is preferable as a long term site.
  • There is less risk of delays to the overall programme with fewer bores expected to be required.
  • There are no issues expected to be required to obtain consent to extract water from the well with good separation between existing bores.