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:
- setting policy, planning, infrastructure and regulatory priorities across regional NSW
- providing a management framework for local water utilities to ensure the effective delivery of essential water services
- managing and implementing significant water infrastructure programs, such as the Safe and Secure Water Program and the Aboriginal Communities Water and Sewerage Program.
Local water utilities
View all the local government councils exercising water supply and sewerage functions under the Local Government Act.
LWU performance monitoring data and reports
An essential management dashboard used to show the performance of local water utility across regional NSW.
Best practice management
Our regulatory framework for the effective and efficient delivery of water supply and sewerage services including sustainable water conservation.
Obtain approvals for water supply dams, water and sewage treatment works, recycled water, biosolids management and obtain concurrence to council’s trade waste approvals.
Offers training courses in water, wastewater and liquid trade waste regulation to assist local water utilities in regional NSW.
Expert strategic advice and technical support for local water utilities and other stakeholders.
Local water utility licensing assistance
The NSW Government has updated the way Local Water Utility licences are used.
Water & sewerage infrastructure programs
We administer and implement co-funding programs to assist in the delivery of water and sewerage infrastructure in regional NSW.