Police are investigating the theft of five large water meters from properties in the Murwillumbah area and a further three from Lismore this week.
Three commercial operators and two education facilities reported the theft of water meters from the Tweed on Monday night.
Three more were stolen from Lismore’s SES, TAFE and tip.
The matter is being investigated by police and the councils are assisting police.
Lismore’s council has called on anyone who might have seen suspicious behavior in the areas around Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah Street and Kyogle Road on Monday night to contact their nearest police station or phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
‘This is incredibly disappointing. It will cost council at least $3,000 to replace the stolen meters and that cost will ultimately be borne by ratepayers,’ Tweed Shire Council’s water manager Anthony Burnham said.