Integrated water cycle management

Local water utilities (LWUs) are responsible for undertaking long-term strategic town water services planning, including setting of service and investment priorities, revenue and pricing requirements. This planning includes the consideration of the LWUs longer term and emerging risks to their water services.

An Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) Strategy is a 30 year plan developed by LWUs that identifies an integrated water, sewerage and stormwater supply scenario that provides the best value for money on the basis of social, environmental and economic considerations. This encourages less reliance on limited natural water sources, less production of pollutant loads to the environment through stormwater and sewerage and involves efficient pricing and water management.