Issue: Liveability of human settlements - Accessibility to sewerage and drainage
This is an issue under the Human settlements theme of the Data Reporting System.
Liveability can be defined as the degree to which a human settlement provides a safe, inclusive and environmentally benign basis for the social and economic life of all its citizens. As the places where the majority of humans live, the liveability of human settlements is important in determining both the quality of life of the residents and the economic competitiveness of the settlement. Adequate sewerage and drainage are essential both to the availability of potable water and the quality of water released back to the environment.
- HS-26 Percent of communities with sewerage and drainage systems
Although the majority of settlements in Australia are connected to reticulated sewerage, there are some remote settlements that do not have reticulated sewerage services. Connection to reticulated sewerage ensures that wastewater generated in settlements is treated to proper levels and do not cause adverse impacts on theliveability of the environment.
- Inland Waters - Habitat scale influences- Water Quality (for surface and groundwater)- Nutrients
- Human Settlements - Liveability of human settlements- Water quality
- Human Settlements - Pressures created by human settlements on the environment- Water use
- Coasts and Oceans - Direct pressure of human activities on coasts and oceans- Direct pressure of coastal activities (other than shipping and fishing)
- Land - Direct pressure of human activities on the land- Pollution to and from the land
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