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Policy Review - Rural Connection to the Water Supply

Attachment 1

Water Supply - Rural Connection to the Water Supply

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

POLICY

WATER SUPPLY

RURAL CONNECTIONS TO THE WATER SUPPLY

 

 

 

Function:  ENGINEERING SERVICES

 

 

Adopted:       5 JUNE 1997

Last reviewed: 

 

 

 

1.0       Policy objective

 

To ensure that when properties have access to a secure water supply.

 

2.0       Related legislation

 

3.0       Definitions

 

4.0       Policy statement

 

No further rural properties or subdivisions are to be connected to water supply network to ensure that urban properties are not disadvantaged and the security of supply placed at risk.

 

5          History

 

Council currently prohibits new connections to the water supply by rural properties until additional supply security from an off stream storage is provided.

 

In periods of drought the lack of security of supply has been identified as a major threat.  The water supply was developed to serve urban areas in conjunction with sewerage.

 

Rural properties have traditionally collected and stored their own water supply.

 

The Project Development Plan for the off stream storage nominates the completion of construction in 2011.  This policy will not need further review until that time.