Emergency Water Sources
The Pyrenees Shire has a network of emergency water supply bores which provide water for emergency stock and domestic purposes during drought and bushfires. Many of the sites are equipped for fire fighting vehicles.
Permits are available from the Shire so that we are able to monitor how much water is being used and to ensure adequate supply. Download the Emergency Water Supply Permit application(PDF, 422KB) and deliver the completed application with payment to the Beaufort Council Office or Avoca Community Resource Centre.
This water is not of drinking quality. If you need potable water there are a number of licensed domestic water carters in the area who can be found under 'water cartage' in the Yellow Pages or online.
The following map shows the locations of bores and standpipes within the Pyrenees Shire Council that are available for fire and use following exceptional circumstances declarations.
Please refer to the Bore Location Document(PDF, 21KB) for up-to-date information regarding bores in the Shire.
**Please Note: the Emergency Water Bores at Moonambel Tennis Court and Lexton are out of commission (as of 19/01/21)**