Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) is a planning process developed by the former NSW Department of Water and Energy (DWE), with defined steps to effectively integrate water supply, sewerage and storm-water to achieve sustainable management of these services. DWE developed the IWCM Guidelines in 2004 and a revised Scope of Work (draft) in August 2007 to provide guidance on the development of an IWCM Strategy. The Wingecarribee IWCM Strategy Plan has followed these guidelines.
IWCM is a way of managing water in which all components of the water system are integrated so that water is used optimally. For a local water utility such as Wingecarribee Shire Council (WSC), this means that the three main urban services – water supply, sewerage and storm-water, should be planned and managed in an integrated way to ensure that the maximum value is obtained from the resources and that benefits to the
environment and community are realised.
Integrated Water Cycle Management Evaluation Study & Strategy Plan (PDF, 4MB)