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With much of the Far North Coast already on water restriction, the Tweed will soon be following suit.

Water Restrictions come into effect for Tweed residents from Friday, 13 December.

The level of Clarrie Hall Dam is at 77 per cent and falling 1.8 per cent a week against an original estimate of one per cent a week.

Tyalgum customers remain on the most severe level of water restrictions at Level 4.

Council will launch its Save Water Now education campaign on Friday to raise awareness of what Level 2 water restrictions mean and how best to save water.

This week’s average water use figure of 194 litres per person per day shows that everyone has to find ways to save 50 litres of water a day, that’s five household plastic buckets; or, for a family of four, a standard bathtub filled to the brim.

The easiest way to save water is to reduce your outdoor water use, have shorter showers, fix any leaks and dripping taps and make sure your rainwater tank top-up system is working correctly and not being topped up by the town water supply unnecessarily.

For more information see www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/WaterRestrictions.

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  1. There is a saying “Is the glass half full or half empty?”
    So on water restrictions what does that say in a different way.
    That we don’t have enough water for the population … or …
    That we have too many people for the amount of water.
    Too many people? Oh, dear no we are not like China yet?

  2. YAY.

    Senator Polglase.

    Travelling water to Brisbane and the Hospitals with no label on the bottle {Plastic}.

    Who need Terrorists and Premiers of NSW????

    • Oh. Mary you are a crack up, Senator Polglase! Oh please, I have split my sides laughing.
      He is just a Tweed Shire Councillor, nothing to do with State or Federal politics, please do not elevate him to those heights.

  3. I am always concerned about where the water carriers get their water from. I mean do they get it from the Dam or from their own water mining operation. I have seen water being taken from Kimberley Lake, wonder where it went.

  4. Too many people moving to the Tweed Shire (more subdivisions on the way all encouraged by NSW and local gov and friends of developers) but that’s OK no need to secure our water supply the Tweed has rain-forest which means our normal wet seasons will return some day … hope I live long enough.

  5. What about making sure our water storage system is sufficient to capture and store the water when it does fall. The raising of the Clarrie Hall dam wall will not be finished until 2026. Council needs to start planning and setting monies aside NOW to build the Byrill Creek dam. You cannot stop people moving to the Tweed, after all, did not many of us move here perhaps 20, 30, or even 40 years ago?

  6. With reference to Marianne comment on 10.12.19 regarding water taken from Kimberley lake in 8 years I have only seen water taken in a sample jar for quality tests or going out the drain to the river

  7. What r u all going to do when the water runs out is see the small water carriers delivering water to all the local farms now. they just tap into the water hyrdante in town an then take it to the small tanks of the locals stop giving the legal water extraction buissness a hard time not everyone has a tank they can get there clean safe water from bottles give the to the emergency people water to from bottles it’s clean an safe

  8. Fire up the desal plant………..we are surrounded by oceans that coincidentally have rising levels, does it not make sense to pump it ???? Solar powered…… Local governments need to consider our possibilities.


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