DROUGHT measures brought in to help struggling farmers could be repealed at the coalface of democracy by Tamworth Regional Council.
The council will vote tonight on whether to stop access to free treated water for primary producers when more than half of the region is listed as recovering or non-drought on the NSW Department of Primary Industries drought map.
It could also cease no-cost access to silage and wastage wrap disposal at the same trigger point.
Farmers and their families were also allowed to use council amenities to shower and wash clothes in the worst of the drought, but that stopped when free treated water was introduced at Bulk Water Refill Stations.
The council's water saving rebates have led to an increase in rainwater tank installation, and tonight inspections could be continued at a cost of $1000 per month.
Those inspections mean homeowners can display a council-issued sign to avoid water restriction breach reports while watering the garden.
Also on the agenda are expressions of interest for the yet-to-be-approved Organic Recycling Facility due to a tight turnaround on the project.
Councillors will also vote on whether to write to NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey about operational concerns with the new Chaffey Dam pipeline.
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