Water utilities

Our department regulates and supports regional NSW’s local water utilities in their provision of safe, secure and sustainable water supply and sewerage services.

Our role includes:

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    Local water utilities

    View all the local government councils exercising water supply and sewerage functions under the Local Government Act.

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    LWU performance monitoring data and reports

    An essential management dashboard used to show the performance of local water utility across regional NSW.

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    Best practice management

    Our regulatory framework for the effective and efficient delivery of water supply and sewerage services including sustainable water conservation.

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    Regulatory assessments

    Obtain approvals for water supply dams, water and sewage treatment works, recycled water, biosolids management and obtain concurrence to council’s trade waste approvals.

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    Training courses

    Offers training courses in water, wastewater and liquid trade waste regulation to assist local water utilities in regional NSW.

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    Technical assistance

    Expert strategic advice and technical support for local water utilities and other stakeholders.

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    Local water utility licensing assistance

    The NSW Government has updated the way Local Water Utility licences are used.

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    Water & sewerage infrastructure programs

    We administer and implement co-funding programs to assist in the delivery of water and sewerage infrastructure in regional NSW.