Water Planning for Sydney
Water planning for Sydney

Water for people and water for the environment

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Water planning for Sydney

A secure and sustainable supply of water is essential for Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains to grow and prosper. Reliable and affordable water is vital for our households, businesses and industries to thrive and remain economically competitive, nationally and internationally. Water also supports our environment and the healthy, vibrant quality of life for which Greater Sydney is famous.

The Metropolitan Water Plan is reviewed periodically. These reviews enable us to adapt to challenges such as our highly variable climate, droughts, climate change and a growing population, and to update the plan taking account of the latest data, techniques and research.

Water recycling is treating and reusing wastewater, greywater and stormwater for non-drinking purposes in and outside the home, in industry, for irrigation and agriculture.