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Sydney Water is committed to building a sustainable future for the Greater Sydney Region. With a focus on infrastructure development to accommodate the growing population, securing water supply regardless of rainfall, and harnessing innovation to adapt to climate change, we're prepared for what lies ahead. But to achieve this, we need your support, Sydney. Are you ready to join us on this journey?
Olympic gold medalist, Jess Fox, understands the importance of safeguarding clean drinking water for future generations, especially during severe droughts. At Sydney Water, we are actively preparing for tomorrow, ensuring that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the luxury of clean, accessible water.
Will you stand with us in securing a sustainable future for Greater Sydney?
As Greater Sydney's population grows, so does the demand for water. To continue delivering a safe, reliable, and sustainable water supply for our customers, we're exploring innovative solutions and alternate water sources.
Let's take a closer look at what we're doing for the future of the Greater Sydney Region.
PRW is an innovative, safe, and cost-effective water supply option that enhances sustainability and drought resilience. By recycling water from industry and homes, purifying it to meet strict Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling, we can supplement drinking water sources like rain, rivers, and dams.
Your water supply may vary depending on where you live. Check out the map below to see the dam levels of all dams in the Greater Sydney region. The dam levels are updated weekly to keep you informed.
The severe drought of 2019 left a lasting impact on our communities, with bushfires, water restrictions, and skyrocketing produce prices. At Sydney Water, we believe in empowering our customers to be water-wise and resilient. Our efforts include expanding non-rain-dependent water supplies to mitigate the impact of future droughts on the Greater Sydney Region.
Welcome to the DPI Combined Drought Indicator (CDI).
This interactive tool provides a snapshot of current seasonal conditions for NSW, factoring in rainfall, soil moisture and modelled pasture/crop growth indices. By accounting for the effectiveness of rainfall, the CDI provides a more comprehensive indicator of drought conditions.
The CDI defines an area of NSW to be in a drought category if any of these indices fall below 30% when compared to historical records.
These are the rules we all have to follow to save water during drought. The Water Wise Guidelines, which we used to call 'water restrictions' are common sense water wise behaviours we need to follow when we head into drought. Everyone has a responsibility to be water wise. Water Wise Guidelines apply to all residents and businesses in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra.