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Water restrictions will be activated when Rocky Creek Dam reaches 70% to help sustain our region’s water supply for longer and delay the onset of more severe restrictions.
Level 1 water restrictions will apply to the council areas of Ballina, Byron (excluding Mullumbimby), Lismore (excluding Nimbin), and Richmond Valley.
With a dry summer coming up very soon, it is important that as a community we are all mindful of our water use so we can save our supply for as long as possible.
Level 1 water restrictions will focus on residential outdoor water use. Click here to view what the level 1 water restrictions will be when activated.
Permanent conservation measures include:
We are working to ensure the Northern Rivers has a secure and resilient water supply to meet the community’s needs through our Future Water Project 2060. A new Project Update is available that provides an overview of the work that is underway on each of the key projects. The information outlines both short-term actions and the longer-term investigations taking place to secure water to 2060 and beyond.