Our projects in Sydney's north-west

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We keep local residents informed about projects in their area.

We're continually maintaining the quality of our drinking water and making improvements to provide a reliable water supply.

Water asset maintenance and renewal

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - ongoing


We assess the condition of our large water pipes to get information about which pipes need to be repaired or replaced before they break.

As part of our maintenance program, we also clean and refurbish our water reservoirs, and replace aging electrical monitoring equipment.

Learn more about our Water Asset Maintenance and Renewal Program.

Water pressure management

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - ongoing


We're reducing water pressure in various areas across Sydney where the pressure is excessively high.

Learn more about our Water Pressure Management Program.

Water pressure monitoring

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - ongoing


We're monitoring and improving water pressure levels in various areas across Sydney. This involves replacing old pressure gauges and installing booster pumps in areas with very low or inconsistent water pressure.

Learn more about our Water Pressure Monitoring Program.

Leak detection

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - 2010 to 2017                                 


We'll inspect up to 8,000 kilometres of pipes this year to find leaks and help prevent breaks.

Learn more about our Leak Detection Program.

We're always upgrading and repairing our existing wastewater system. We're also improving wastewater services in many unsewered villages through our Priority Sewerage Program.

Our wastewater projects help protect public health and the environment.

Network Repairs

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - 2016 to 2020


We're repairing small sections of cracked, collapsed or damaged wastewater pipes across our system. About 4,000 jobs are done each year as part of our network repair work.

Learn more about our Network repair work.

Sewer and Stormwater Rehabilitation Program

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - this work is underway and will continue to 2020


We're upgrading our wastewater and stormwater pipes across Sydney. This work will help prevent leaks in pipes for the next 50 years.

Learn more about our Sewer and Stormwater Rehabilitation Program.

Internal Surcharge Improvement Program

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney. Key locations include Banksia, Baulkham Hills, Beverly Hills, Castle Hill, Concord, Drummoyne, Ermington, Fairfield East, Freshwater, Kogarah, Mosman, Putney, Quakers Hill, Seven Hills, West Pennant Hills, West Ryde, Wollongong and Woronora
  • Timeframe - this work is underway and will continue until 2018 


We're currently in the planning or construction stage for a number of projects that will help fix wastewater surcharges at private properties.

Learn more about our Internal Surcharge Improvement Program

Most of the stormwater pipes and channels in the Sydney metropolitan area are the responsibility of local councils. We own some of the large stormwater pipes, channels and drains.

We work closely with local councils and other agencies to manage Sydney’s stormwater flows.

Silt and debris management

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - 2010 to mid 2018


We're removing silt, sand and sediment from our wastewater and stormwater pipes, as well as open channels, rivers and creeks.

Learn more about our Silt and Debris Management Program.

Rouse Hill Land and Waterways Program

  • Location - Rouse Hill, Glenwood, Stanhope Gardens, Kellyville and Beaumont Hills
  • Timeframe – ongoing


We’ve developed a strategic stormwater management plan in the Rouse Hill catchment area. This includes regenerating bushland in stormwater drainage land in Rouse Hill, Glenwood, Stanhope Gardens, Kellyville and Beaumont Hills.

This program will help reduce flood risk to properties and restore local creeks and waterways. It will also improve water quality entering the Hawkesbury-Nepean River.

Learn more about our Rouse Hill Land and Waterways Program in Rouse Hill, Glenwood, Stanhope Gardens, Kellyville and Beaumont Hills. 

We're planning and building new water and wastewater infrastructure to enable development in the growth areas. This infrastructure is essential to allow development as outlined in the NSW Government’s A Plan For Growing Sydney.

The Department of Planning and Environment is responsible for rezoning land and the sequence of land release in priority growth areas. They work in consultation with relevant local councils, NSW Government agencies and developers.

Learn more about the North West growth and release areas.

Have your say about our projects

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Your feedback is important to us.
Visit Sydney Water Talk to learn more about our projects and provide feedback.