Management of strategic community water supplies

Community water supplies that can be used in times of emergency

We have developed a network of strategic community water supplies across Western Australia's dryland agricultural areas to provide an important source of emergency stock water during dry seasons.

These water supplies are for emergency use at times when low rainfall causes on-farm supplies to fail and forces farmers to travel outside their farm gate to collect water for livestock and other essential farming purposes.

It is important that these water supplies are carefully managed to ensure water is available during times of emergency.

We keep in regular contact with rural communities to monitor the condition of strategic community water supplies and identify and address any maintenance issues.

The location of each site is detailed within local government Strategic Community Water Supply Reports.

For more information please contact our rural water planning team on 1800 780 300 or email ruralwater@dwer.wa.gov.au.

Page reviewed 11 November 2022