Each week the Council provides the community with updates on Kempsey’s water situation.
There are four key figures that together are used to measure our water. To see the latest data for each topic, please click on the "+".
For more information on saving water visit the water conservation tips page.
Our water supply relies upon rainfall. As such the fall of rain in key catchment areas is a vital source of information for anticipating future water security.
15-21 Feb 2021
A large portion of our shire primarily draws its water through the Sherwood borefield, which is reliant upon a strong river flow for supply.
Another vital metric used to decide when water restrictions are required is the average daily water usage by our community.
While many assume that the dam level is the key indicator for water restrictions, our dam is intended to be our last reserve. Ideally our water usage comes directly through the borefields and leaves our dam levels untouched. As such it is already a sign of water shortage if the dam is providing water for daily use.
To find out more about river levels and rainfall data visit:
Mid North Coast Rainfall and River Conditions (BoM)
Macleay MHL Flood and Coastal Intelligence Tool (MHLFIT)