Policies

Understand where we stand

If you want to know how we make decisions on everything from pricing, building applications and the environment to how we manage our business, check out our policies. We base all our decisions on policy to make sure we're consistent and fair. 

 


Accounts and billing

Need to know our position about charges on your bill or when we'll give you a rebate? Read these policies to find out.

Policy name

What the policy is about

Allowances and rebates on your bill (363KB)

Explains when we'll give you a credit on your bill, or other help.

Overdue payments (156KB)

Explains what we'll do if you don't pay your bill.

Payment assistance (139KB)

Explains how we can help, if you're having difficulty paying your bill.

Service and usage charges (136KB)

Explains how we charge you.

Wastewater charges for non-residential customers (600KB)

Explains how wastewater usage charges apply to business customers.

Water meters (138KB)

Explains who owns and is responsible for maintaining the meter we use to charge you correctly.


Plumbing, building and developing

Do you need to connect to our pipes? Are you subdividing a property? Read these policies to find out what you need to know and do.

Policy name

What the policy is about

Acquisition of land for trunk drainage within the Rouse Hill development area (342KB)

Explains how we acquire land for trunk drainage in the Rouse Hill area.

Bonding of works (171KB)

Explains when we need a security bond before we extend or adjust our pipes. 

Building bridges over our open stormwater channels (323KB)

Explains our requirements for building bridges over open stormwater channels.

Building over or adjacent to our stormwater assets (158KB)

Explains what to do if you're building over or next to our stormwater assets.

Community title subdivision (349KB)

Explains how to connect services to properties in this type of subdivision. 

Connecting to our systems (291KB)

Explains how to connect to our water or wastewater pipes.

Documentation of standards for easements over private service lines (305KB)

Explains what to do when you're creating an easement over a private service line.

Entry onto third party property (239 KB)

Explains what we do when we need access to a private property to extend our pipes.

Funding infrastructure to service growth (335KB)

Explains who pays to build our new water and wastewater pipes. 

Minor service extensions (329KB)

Explains how we assess applications for minor service extensions.

On-site stormwater detention(263KB)

Explains our requirements if you need to install an on-site stormwater detention system.

Property development connection requirements (331KB)

Explains how to organise connections to our water or wastewater pipes for new properties.

Your responsibilities when connected to our services (358KB)

Explains your responsibilities when you have a connection to our pipes. 

Stormwater connections to natural waterways (258KB)

Explains our requirements for stormwater connections to natural waterways.

Stormwater quality targets (269KB)

Explains the stormwater quality targets you must meet.

Building over and adjacent to Sydney Water assets (518KB)

Explains when we’ll allow buildings and structures over or near our assets.


Water and the environment

How do we help protect the environment? Read these policies to find out.

Policy name

What the policy is about

Drinking water management (218KB)

Explains our commitment to providing safe and reliable drinking water.

Environmental (306KB)

Explains our commitment to protecting the environment.

Recycled water management (223KB)

Explains our commitment to providing fit-for-purpose recycled water.

Sewer mining (43.1KB)

Explains how we approve companies to draw sewage from our wastewater system. 

Stormwater fencing (354KB)

Explains how we install and maintain fences around our stormwater assets to protect the public. 


About us

How do we manage the things you can't see when you turn on your tap? Read these policies to find out. 

Policy name

What the policy is about

Community and stakeholder engagement (179KB)

Explains how we consult the community and stakeholders.

Complaint (143KB)

Explains how we handle complaints.

Family violence assistance (136KB)

Explains how we assist customers affected by family or domestic violence.

Hosting delegations (149KB)

Explains how we host interstate or international delegates.

Privacy

This web page explains how we manage your personal information to ensure it's secure and protected from misuse. 

Sponsorship and donations (91.7KB)

Explains how we help the community through sponsorship and donations.

Unsolicited proposals (95.4KB)

Explains how we assess business proposals we didn't request.


Contact us

If our policy doesn't explain what you need to know, please contact us.