Water usage dashboard correction

Media release | 18 September 2020

On Monday 14 September the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment was alerted to an error on its Water Usage Dashboard.

The dashboard updates are automated using the latest usage information available and final meter reads entered by WaterNSW.

The latest update incorrectly added 2019-20 usage figures for each valley rather than replacing the previous figures, doubling usage amounts.

The dashboard was immediately updated to show correct figures as soon as the error came to the department’s attention.

For the Barwon-Darling, the correct usage for all access licences in the 2019-20 water year was 236,883 ML (236.9GL).

The department is investing in new data visualisation products to improve transparency and meet demand for better access to insights and data.

The information contained in this publication is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing and may not be accurate, current or complete.

The NSW water register provides official accounted usage directly from the corporate database.