Water and Sewer






Water Restrictions

Due to the low rainfall in the catchment areas and falling river levels Shire residents who receive a town water supply will be subject to Level 4 Water Restrictions as from Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Level 4 water restrictions are triggered when the flow in the Bellinger River reaches 5 ML/Day, and currently the flow in the Bellinger River is 3.7 ML/Day.

A summary of Level 4 water restrictions are:

●          All external use of potable water is banned – grey water use only;

●          The use of sprinklers, soaker hoses, buckets and hand-held hoses are banned;

●          No washing of cars;

●          No filling of pools or washing of houses or driveways

The following water restriction table prepared by the NSW Office of Water for the North Coast of NSW ensures every Council in the region has the same water restriction levels and definitions, however trigger points when the restriction is imposed are set by individual Councils.  The levels are:

  • Water Conservation Measures
  • Level 1 – Moderate
  • Level 2 – High
  • Level 3 – Very High
  • Level 4 - Severe
  • Emergency

Residential Water Restrictions Table - (What each level means)
Dorrigo, Bellingen & Urunga town Signage regarding current Water Restriction Levels
Application for Variation to Water Restrictions
Becoming an Authorised Water Carrier

Water Saving Tips in and around the Home

Incident Response Management

Incident Response Management Plan (PDF - 99.85KB)
Pollution Incident Response Flow Chart (PDF - 190.7KB)
Pollution Incident Response Plan - Bellingen - Updated Nov 2019
Pollution Incident Response Plan - Dorrigo - Updated Nov 2019
Pollution Incident Response Plan - Urunga - Updated Nov 2019

Reading your Water Meter & High Usage Advice

How to Read your Water Meter (PDF - 58.15KB)
High Water Usage Advice (PDF) (205.07 KB)
How to Apply for Waiver of Excess Water Usage Charges

Council Related Activities - Water & Sewage 

Upcoming program for water main renewal and flushing of water and flushing of water mains - Urunga, Dorrigo, Repton & Mylestom areas


Water & Sewer Test Results

Water and Sewerage Water Quality Test Results

Water & Sewer Policies & Plans

Dump Ezy

Motor Home Users - Dump Ezy System

Ways to Reduce Water Usage in and around the Home

How to reduce water usage both inside and outside your home

Further Information

NSW Office of Water - http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/Home/default.aspx