Weekender win: Water leak at dog park fixed

Rashmi and her dogs Nugget and Nacho. Photo: Melinda Jane.
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The leaky bore pipe at the Emu Heights off leash dog park has been fixed, after the Weekender intervened.

Local resident Rashmi Verrier brought her concerns to the Weekender last week about a leaking bore pipe in her local dog park.

The bore pipe had been leaking for four months and Verrier had taken her concerns to both Penrith City Council and Sydney Water who confirmed the asset was not theirs but did not indicate whose it was.

A disintegrating sign on the bore pipe has the official stamp of the NSW Government and the Office of Water, indicating that the pipe was their asset.

The Weekender reached out to the Water NSW to enquire about the leaking bore pipe.

On Monday a spokesperson for Water NSW confirmed that the issue had been resolved.

“WaterNSW was recently made ware of a leaking bore pipe at the Emu Heights off leash dog park,” the spokesperson for WaterNSW said.

“We were alerted to the leaking bore by an enquiry from the Western Weekender on behalf of a local resident.

“On Friday officers from WaterNSW greater Sydney water monitoring team attended the site to inspect, investigate and repair the bore.

“WaterNSW thanks the local community for their vigilance.”

Emily Chate

Emily Chate joined The Western Weekender in 2024, and covers local news - primarily courts and politics. A graduate of the University of Wollongong, Emily has contributed to The Daily Telegraph and worked as a freelance journalist.

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