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Renison Goldfields Consolidated Limited, Pine Creek Project. Groundwater Investigation Stage 2, Establishment of Borefield and Management Studies. Report H114/3-AA.

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Title

Renison Goldfields Consolidated Limited, Pine Creek Project. Groundwater Investigation Stage 2, Establishment of Borefield and Management Studies. Report H114/3-AA.

Creator

Coffey & Partners Pty Ltd

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report no. 87/1984

Date

1983-11-01

Notes

Date:1983-11

Language

English

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Report no. 87/1984

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/228435

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/674167

Page content

Technical Report WRD84087 Viewed at 14:07:14 on 29/07/2010 Page 17 of 167. L I H1l4/l-M..RS Nov 26, 1983 ... '''''~~ rIll;; . ~ ~ ~. Spction 8 examines various environmenta~ aspec~s including wdt.er quality and the effect of waste water seepage on the existing groundwater regime. ~"rater balan ... t:S for tile median nnd 1 in 5 year dry are presented in Section 9 and monitoring proposals are forumulated in Section 10. 1.S Acknowledgements During the course of studies, assistance and co-operation was given by staff from the Department.or Transport and ~w:rks - Water Division. Studies conducted by the Water Divi~.1.on in connection w'ith the Pine Creek town water supply were used to orientate water exploration , .. wd contributed to locatins and extending a new borefield north of "'the townsi te, along the Francis Creek Road (A-R.EA 3). Their assistance is gratefully acknowledged. 2 _ ;-II\TER REQUIREMENTS 2.1 Domestic Requirements 'rhe project will result in a marked increase in the population of Pine Creek (p!"'esent population 271) ,"::nd the tvW!J. water supply system will need to be up-gradea. It is worth noting that Pine Creek has a hi~tory of water shortage, particularly towards the end of the dry season, and failure of supply is commonplace. Thi ... problem stems f:!:'om a gradual i.ncrease in demand during the dry, and unreliability of sup1,ly in .a number of bores du~ in part,to declining water levels. The DTW has recently completed a program of driliing and testing in an effort to improve this situation. Upon commencing, the mining operation \-;i11 engage a direct workforce of ~ persons, but flow-on and se~vice iEdustrie~ are likelv to swell ~his figu~e to in excess of 200 'people. The majl ,ity of the workf )rce will be housed in single men f s quarter~, with about 20 families living in the townsite. Domestic water requi~ements have been based on a per capita cons~~ption of 1200 l/e/d for family units (see Fig. 3) and 800 l/c/d for personnel housed in single men1s quarters. , i.,'