Current Water Restrictions


Water restrictions for Bundarra were lifted on 14 January 2020.



Uralla commenced Level 5 water restrictions on:

Monday, 6 January 2020


Uralla will remain on Level 5 water restrictions regardless of the supply at Kentucky Creek Dam until the treatment capacity of the process modifications addressing elevated arsenic levels is proven.  

The implications of Level 5 water restrictions for residents are that:

  • Watering of lawns and gardens using a hand held hose with buckets, cans or trigger nozzles is prohibited.
  • The use of sprinklers and fixed hoses, and watering new turf, is prohibited.
  • Water carting for domestic, hospital, aged care and school use only - no stock watering
  • Irrigation of sports fields is prohibited

Residents are still permitted to wash their cars and use water in their gardens from 6pm to 7pm daily (5pm to 6pm following daylight savings.) 

Please contact Council on 6778 6300 should you have any questions or concerns.


Water Restriction Levels

The following levels apply to Kentucky Creek Dam, Uralla:

Level 1, Low, Dam capacity falls to 74%

Level 2, Moderate, Dam capacity falls to 62%

Level 3, High, Dam capacity falls to 54%

Level 4, Very High, Dam capacity falls to 42%

Level 5, Emergency, Dam capacity falls to 35%


Readers can open the Table of Water Restrictions for Bundarra and Uralla drinking water supply customers(PDF, 95KB) to find full details of all water level restrictions.

Read more about Council's Drought Management Action Plan on the Drought and Demand Management Plans page.