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Recreational Access to Drinking Water Catchments

Project Number # 1124

Understanding impacts of recreational access to Drinking Water Catchments and Storages in Australia

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Requests for public access to drinking water reservoir reserves can be delivered at anytime, therefore it is vital for utilities to be prepared. The key to utilities successfully managing requests to allow public access to drinking water reservoir reserves is via active engagement and communication with the community and elected officials before, during and after access has been requested.

WaterRA has developed a range of tools to provide utilities with a comprehensive understanding of a clear policy position, how to complete preliminary investigations and initiating or further developing education, in order to be best prepared for access requests to reservoir reserves.

Click below to watch our video.

WaterRA members can also download the discussion paper Protecting drinking water sources: 10 principles of source water protection as they relate to the management of public access and factsheet.

 

 

Download discussion paper

 

Download factsheet