Umberumberka Reservoir

Located nine kilometres West of Silverton, Umberumberka Reservoir continues to operate to this day.

Open from 8.30am until 3.30pm every day, visitors can inspect the pumping station, view the reservoir and enjoy the picnic sites and gardens.

Water was in short supply in Silverton's early days.

Locals relied on household tanks, wells and nearby Umberumberka Creek for a drink. There was never a lot of rain.

While a flood in the creek did something to ease the problem in 1884, as did a public standpipe erected in the centre of town, Silverton was always dry place.

These days the reservoir is a standby facility, adding to Broken Hill's main water supply.

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