Council-owned water utilities in NSW regional towns
Australian Government Funding: $4,122,050
About the project
The project was designed to support the efforts of council owned and operated Local Water Utilities in regional NSW to reduce the water leakage in their drinking water distribution systems. The program succeeded in reducing leakage by providing specialist knowledge and equipment to help local staff identify, develop and implement water saving projects.
The project achieved ongoing savings of 5.518 GL of water per annum which is the equivalent of more than one 600 mL bottle of water for every Australian person for every day of a year. The average project cost of water saved by the 59 completed projects was reported at $1,093 per ML.
Importantly the program has also equipped Local Water Utilities to continue to deliver improvements in water and energy savings into the future.
The project is now complete and final progress and evaluation report is available below.
Water Smart Australia projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.