Yuna’s firefighters have been promised a more reliable water supply after the WA Government agreed to contribute $100,000 to Chapman Valley Shire’s Rockwell-Yuna Bore project. Shire president Anthony Farrell said the water would also be available for drought-stricken stock. “This project improves the supply of non-potable water to the Yuna townsite,” he said. “Twelve kilometres of 30-year-old pipeline will be upgraded, additional pumps and solar panels will be installed, and increased storage facilities will supply larger quantities of water required for the Yuna township.” Mr Farrell said the Shire supported the project, along with community stakeholders such as the Create a Better Yuna group which would contribute “significant” in-kind labour. The Shire will also contribute $55,579. “The Shire looks forward to this project delivering broad benefits to the Yuna community, from expanding emergency water supplies to aiding the community oval,” Mr Farrell said. The project will start in 2021.