Business water restrictions

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There are no current water restrictions

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Without rain, we will head into water restrictions. Working together, we can make our limited water supply last as long as possible.

Like Uki, Tyalgum has its own water supply. Council introduces water restrictions at Tyalgum depending on the level of water in the Tyalgum weir pool.

Carting water is banned from:

  • the Tyalgum and Uki water supplies at all times
  • all parts of the Tweed to other local government areas once water restrictions are implemented.

Restrictions for businesses

Level 1 - When dam falls below 85% capacity

Level 2 - When dam falls below 75% capacity

Level 3 - When dam falls below 65% capacity

Level 4 - When dam falls below 55% capacity

Tweed businesses must comply with:

Rules also apply to large water users.

There are fines for not complying

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If you have questions, please contact Council.

Download the water restrictions table(PDF, 283KB) for a print-ready version of all water restrictions across each level.

Large water users

If you use more than 50,000 litres a day, you must have a Council-approved water efficiency management plan to operate. Contact Council to find out more.

If you use less than 25,000 litres a day, Council may audit your water use.

You may need to install sub-meters on equipment that uses significant water.

Fines for not complying

Failing to comply with water restrictions may result in a $2,200 fine. Repeated misuse of water may result in the water service being restricted and in extreme cases, disconnected.

Contact us to report any breach of water restrictions.

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