Tweed residents are now being urged to save 50 litres per person per day as water restrictions begin in the region.
Level two water restrictions are now in place, while just further south in Tyalgum, level four water restrictions are in place.
In the Tweed region, residents currently use approximately 194 litres of water per person per day.
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Under the water restrictions, it’s hoped that will be brought down to the target of 144 litres per day.
It comes after a year of dismal rain and storms, with the lowest rainfall on record at just 632 millimetres for Murwillumbah.
Tweed Council reports the Clarrie Hall Dam is dropping by nearly two percent a week, which is much faster than expected.
The Bureau of Meteorology predicts below average rainfall for the remainder of 2019 and early 2020 for the Northern Rivers region.
Tweed Council is advising residents to try not use any water outdoors, check for leaks and dripping taps, ensure the rainwater tank is only being maintained at the low level and not filled to the top by the town water supply.
Other recommendations include cutting shower times to under four minutes, and doing three loads less of washing a week (for families), and making sure each load is full.
Beach showers will also be turned off by the end of the week.
For more information and water saving tips, click here.