Water and Sewer

Due to high rainfall in our catchment areas and rising river levels, Shire residents who receive a town water supply will now be subject to Level C Water Conservation Measure Restrictions, as from Thursday 17 December 2020.

A summary of Level C Water Conservation Measure Restrictions are:

  • No unattended hoses between the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Council will continue to actively monitor the stability of river levels to ensure sustainable management of the town water supply and guide the ongoing management of Water Restriction Levels. Our community is encouraged to remain vigilant and maintain an ‘every drop counts’ approach towards all water consuming activities.

To discover a few simple tips and tricks on how to make sure ‘every drop counts’ simply go to https://create.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/stay-water-wise to find out more.


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

Water & Wastewater Public Data Portal

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)

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