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Sydney Water Annual Report 2009
At a glance: Principal statistics
 
 
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In this section:

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Principal statistics

Principal statistics

Unit of measure

30 June 09

30 June 08

Length of water mains owned and operated by Sydney Water

Kilometres

20,936

20,896

Number of reservoirs in service

Reservoirs

263

261

Number of pumping stations in service

Water pumping stations

162

156

Quantity of drinking water used/supplied

Million litres

487,323

477,498

Number of people supplied with water

People

4,375,400

4,322,720

Properties with a water main available

Properties

1,754,730

1,736,504

Quantity of recycled water supplied

Million litres

25,442

24,162

Total length of sewers owned and operated by Sydney Water

Kilometres

23,817

23,708

Number of pumping stations in service

Sewage pumping stations

674

669

Number of sewage treatment plants in Sydney Water’s area of operations

Sewage treatment plants

29*

31

Wastewater collected (includes discharge and bypass)

Million litres

477,202

547,789

Number of people with wastewater services

People

4,268,140

4,195,915

Properties with a sewer main available

Properties

1,706,758

1,687,919

Stormwater channels under Sydney Water control

Kilometres

443

443

* Mt Victoria and Blackheath sewage treatment plants were decommissioned and the flows were taken up by the upgraded Winmalee Sewage Treatment Plant.