Water Planning for Sydney
Water planning for Sydney

Water for people and water for the environment

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Thanks to your efforts, we are using the same amount of water now as in the early 1970s, even though there are an extra 1.4 million people living in greater Sydney. But we can’t be complacent.

It is important that everyone – government, business and the community – continue to get involved and use water efficiently.

Our target is to reduce the amount of water used each year by greater Sydney by 145 billion litres by 2015. 

Drinking water consumption

Drinking water consumption

There are a range of programs you can get involved with which will help you save water at home and at work, as part of the Metropolitan Water Plan. You can also get involved by educating others. See our water educators area for a range of resources.

Get involved by reducing your water use - you can save money as well:

Go to the households page which includes information on:

  • a downloadable brochure on rainwater tanks
  • greywater recycling for homes
  • subsidised plumbing and gardening services
  • targets for water efficient housholds.

Go to the business and councils pages which include information on:

  • support for your organisation to save water
  • Water Savings Action Plans
  • online water rating tools.

Go to the schools page which includes information on:

  • teaching resources and other tools
  • rebates and other support for your school.

Go to the government agencies page for information on:

  • Water Savings Action Plans
  • online water rating tools
  • the Sustainable Water Policy for Government Agencies.

Go to the farms page for information on:

  • Water Smart Farm extension and education services
  • Metering Program.

To find out more click on the links above or view Chapter 6 of the 2010 Metropolitan Water Plan (PDF).