Water Extraction Policy

The Water Extraction Policy was adopted by Council on 13 December 2023

The objectives of the Policy are to:

  • Protect Council’s potable water supply and minimise health risks to the community by ensuring adequate protection against cross contamination as per the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) 2011

  • Prevent Council’s assets from being damaged resulting in costly repairs, water wastage and adverse impact on the receiving environments.

  • Minimise the disruption of the potable water supply from dirty water complaints, pressure loss, interruption to water supply, possible cross contamination and water wastage issues caused by extraction from council’s water supply network including the unauthorised use of standpipes in the water supply network (e.g. by tanker filling or on development sites).