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Level 2 Water Restrictions in place for the Tweed from Friday 13 December. Level 4 restrictions already in place for Tyalgum. Save water now
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Level 2 Water Restrictions are in place from Friday 13 December

Level 4 Water Restrictions have been in place for Tyalgum since 24 November

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Residential water use

Current: 194L

Target: 144L

Litres per person per day

Ways to save water

Every drop counts

  • Council has announced Level 2 Water Restrictions to encourage immediate behaviour change in the community.
  • Rainfall for the calendar year to 5 December 2019 is the lowest on record at just 632mm for Murwillumbah.
  • Clarrie Hall Dam is dropping by nearly 2% a week, much faster than expected.
  • We’ve had very few spring storms and the Bureau of Meteorology predicts below average rainfall for the remainder of 2019 and early 2020 for the Northern Rivers region.

Top 5 ways to save water

Shower timer

  • Try not to use any water outdoors.
  • Check for leaks and dripping taps and fix them. Ensure your rainwater tank is only being maintained at the low level and not filled to the top by the town water supply.
  • If you have a rainwater tank top up system, make sure it is working properly and the tank is not filling up continually with town water.
  • Cut your shower time to 4 minutes - collect your free timer from Council's offices.
  • For a family, do 3 loads less of washing a week by making sure loads are full.

Useful links

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