Water Carting

Uralla Shire Council does not provide a potable water carting service. Residents wishing to purchase bulk volumes of water should engage an appropriately certified water carter. 

Pre-payment for bulk water is necessary. Payments can be made at the Uralla Shire Council office on Salisbury Street. 

Receipts should be presented at the Uralla Shire Council Depot (Depot Road, off John Street) or the Bundarra Works Depot in order to have the order filled.

The opening hours for both Depots are 7am - 4pm, Monday - Friday. 

Information for water carters

Under the Public Health Act 2010 water carters are defined as "drinking water suppliers."

The Public Health Act 2010 and the Public Health Regulation 2012 require drinking water suppliers to:

  • Have a quality assurance program (QAP) that complies with the Regulation;
  • Comply with (i.e. implement) its QAP;
  • Provide a copy of the QAP to the local Public Health Unit; and
  • Keep records relating to managing the safety of its drinking water supply.

In addition Water Carters wishing to access either the Bundarra or Uralla drinking water supplies need to have approval to do so under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW).

Contact Council on (02) 6778 6300 to speak with a Council officer about applying for Section 68 Approval for Water Carting.

Further detailed information for Water Carters, along with NSW Health guidelines and a template Quality Assurance Program, can be found on the NSW Health web page here.

Water Carters not registered in the Uralla Shire

Water Carters from outside the Uralla Shire Council area do not need additional approval to access the Bundarra or Uralla drinking water supply where Section 68, or equivalent, approval from another local authority has been provided to that Water Carter.

Contact Council on on (02) 6778 6300 to speak with a representative about how to submit your approval before accessing the Bundarra or Uralla drinking water supplies.

Limitations on Bulk Water Sales

The Uralla Drought Management Plan outlines restrictions on the supply of water for stock watering for those customers outside the water supply network at Water Restriction Level 3, 4 or 5.

For further information please visit our Current Water Restrictions page.