GROUNDWATER contamination in one village won't result in the council extending its city supply to the community.
Extensive work is being carried out to remove petrol from water and soil surrounding an underground fuel tank which failed near a Duri store early last month.
According to the Bureau of Statistics, Duri is home to 532 people.
The village has never been connected to the Tamworth town water supply and residents have relied bores and rainwater for domestic use.
The residents have been since asked to refrain from using their bores to avoid spreading the fuel contamination in the water table.
The council has helped some property owners since the contamination was identified, providing water to people who relied on bores to water their stock.
With testing and remediation work ongoing, it is unclear how long it will be before conditions return to normal.
Despite the open-ended nature of the issue, the council has put a clear line through any suggestion of connecting Duri to Tamworth's reticulated supply.
Water director Bruce Logan said it wasn't feasible and the council would not consider the notion.
Communities in Moonbi and Kootingal - with a combined population of more than 3000 people - were permanently switched to the Tamworth supply after bores previously supplying the villages were found to be contaminated with uranium.
Mr Logan said the council might consider carting water to residents if their rainwater supplies prove to be insufficient.
"Staff from council's compliance team are in regular contact with Duri residents and they have indicated they currently have enough rainwater in their household tanks," Mr Logan said.
"We have asked Duri residents to let us know if this changes."
The council is working with environment and health authorities to manage the issue, but compliance manager Ross Briggs told the Leader TRC wouldn't be stumping up for any clean-up costs.