Where oh where is the water going? Greens call to stop water mining in the northern rivers as the pressure builds over excessive water extraction from the local water table.
A rally at Uki on Saturday succeeded in stopping in their tracks two tankers that organisers say were illegally carting water on the weekend. Organiser Scott Sledge said the issue is rapidly becoming 'the new CSG in the Tweed'.
The appeal by Larry Karlos against the Tweed Shire Council’s refusal to modify consent conditions for his water extraction business, to both increase the level of water extraction and the size of trucks transporting the water for bottling, have been... Read More →
Tweed Shire Council is undertaking legal proceedings and compliance actions against three companies involved in water mining in the shire, claiming all three are breaching council conditions.
A group opposing the sale of spring water from a Uki bore to a multi-national beverage company claims the existing bore is within 500 metres of an old contaminated cattle dip site. The same group says agent orange ingredients also used to be stored in a shed nearby.
The group Tweed Water Alliance has made the startling claim that a shed adjacent to former Wran government minister Jack Hallam’s proposed spring-water site at Uki once stored the active ingredients of the now-banned defoliant Agent Orange.