Water Extraction Policy

The Water Extraction Policy was adopted by Council on the 27 February 2019.

The objectives of this 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 and water wastage.
  • Minimise the disruption of the potable water supply from dirty water complaints, possible cross contamination and water wastage issues caused by the inappropriate use of standpipes in the water supply network.