THE council has been urged to trial a $32,000 system in one of the region's villages to deal with the ongoing issue of "hard water".
Attunga residents have dealt with the effects of "hard water" for a number of years caused by a high level of calcium and magnesium in the supply.
While the water is safe to drink, some have complained about the financial burden they've incurred as a result of hard water damaging their appliances.
Some residents have previously said they were forced to sleep outside during summer because the hard water broke their evaporative air conditioner.
On Tuesday night, the council will vote on a trial measure which could be the solution to the village's issue.
Water director Bruce Logan has recommended the council back a full-scale water conditioning trial at the Attunga bore reservoir at the cost $32,000.
The trial would involve the installation of a "Magnetised, Energised and Activated" device which would treat all of the water pumped from the bores.
While it might be seen to be an improvement for the people of Attunga, it will be hard for the council to measure if the trial is a success.
"All currently available tests used for measuring the hardness of water will return the same results before and after the conditioner," Mr Logan's report said.
"As a result, whether or not, the conditioner works is subjective in nature and means that council cannot demonstrate the conditioner is reducing water hardness."
If the council backs the trial, a survey about the water quality will be issued to the businesses and residents in the area, before and after the conditioning, which will determine its success.
"If the trial is considered a failure then council could remove the installed devices and accept that the $32,000 spent on the full size trial could be considered a waste of money," the report said.
"If the trial is considered a success then no further work is required."