Improving and protecting the quality of water in the rivers both upstream and downstream of major water reservoirs is important both for drinking water supply and for maintaining and improving river health.
A wide range of catchment protection actions have been implemented, and others are under way, both in the catchments supplying Sydney’s drinking water, and more broadly.
The Sydney Catchment Authority (SCA) has a key role in managing Sydney’s catchments to protect water quality. The SCA’s Healthy Catchments Strategy 2009–2012 sets out the following broad initiatives to protect catchment health and water quality:
To find out more visit the website below or view Chapter 7 of the 2010 Metropolitan Water Plan (PDF).