Uki residents asked to reduce water use

Tweed Shire Council

Uki residents are being urged to reduce water use as Tweed Shire Council tankers drinking water supplies to the village.

Council’s Manager Water and Wastewater Operations Brie Jowett said a pump station switchboard at the Uki Water Treatment had been inundated by water.

“With Clarrie Hall Dam levels high and rain still falling in the catchment, we have taken a conservative approach to commence trucking water from our Bray Park Water Treatment Plant to Uki,” Ms Jowett said.

“This will ensure safe supply of water to residents should we not be able to resolve the issue quickly or if further rainfall causes flooding above the switchboard again.

“We ask all Uki residents to minimise their water consumption to essential use only until we can restore the local supply and stop tankering water,” she said.

What Uki residents need to know:

  • Water remains safe to drink and use
  • Residents are asked to conserve water and use for essential purposes only
  • Avoid use for non-essential purposes (hosing down paved/muddy areas, delay clothes washing).

Tweed Shire Council will provide an update to residents when Council resumes normal operations at the Uki Water Treatment Plant.

To stay up to date with the latest information about the weather event, including emergency information, services interruptions, rain fall data and river heights, go to the Tweed’s Emergency Dashboard

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