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Local water utilities

Funding and other programs

Our range of programs for local water utilities helps to ensure the delivery of safe water supply and sewerage services.

Supporting safe and secure town water services

The NSW Government runs a number of programs to support local water utilities in the delivery of safe, secure, efficient, sustainable, and affordable water supply and sewerage services to 1.8 million people in regional NSW, protecting public health and the environment and supporting economic development and liveability.

Our programs

A suite of programs to provide greater support for local water utilities in the delivery of safe and secure services.

This program co-funds eligible water and sewerage projects in regional NSW that solve high priority risks to water security, drinking water quality and the environment.

This program aims to support local water utilities with high-risk category treatment plants to reduce the water quality risks through improved operation and monitoring.

Emergency relief

Local Water Utilities can get help with the cost of water carting or water supply works during periods of emergency.

Learn about emergency relief

Town Water Risk Reduction Program phase 1

The department has already completed many programs aimed at improving the delivery and quality of water in regional NSW, including phase 1 of the Town Water Risk Reduction Program.

Town Water Risk Reduction Program Phase 1

Other completed programs