Water in Our Shire

Water catchment management

Wingecarribee Shire Council is the local water authority that provides potable water supply to residents in the Shire. 

WaterNSW provides the majority of raw water to Council from the Wingecarribee Reservoir with the remaining obtained from Council-owned Bundanoon Dam.

Wingecarribee Shire is located within the Sydney drinking water catchment area and living in the region brings with it a responsibility to play your part in keeping our local environment and waterways healthy. 

To ensure water quality continues to be protected in the Sydney drinking water catchment, all proposed developments that require consent under Council’s Wingecarribee Local Environment Plan need to have a link neutral or beneficial effect (NorBE) on water quality. 

Further information can be found on Council’s Development page.

Water and sewerage treatment plant process diagrams 
Water Treatment Plant Process Diagram Wingecarribee Shire Council

Sewerage Treatment Plant Process Diagram Wingecarribee Shire Council

Council's Water and Sewer team publish regular information about our region's sewage treatment systems including regulatory monitoring data.

Recreational water and algae
WaterWatch program

Wingecarribee Shire Council's WaterWatch program is monitoring the health of key urban waterways in Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale. WaterNSW has monitoring programs in place at various waterways within the Shire.

Domestic and commercial water saving tips

Everyone can help to save water whether it is in your home, garden or business.  

Gallery: Wingecarribee waterways

Gallery: Wingecarribee Water Treatment Plant tour October 2022