We provide reticulated water to nineteen towns and villages in the Bega Valley Shire local government area and to two villages in the Eurobodalla Shire. As a local water utility, we are responsible for providing safe, reliable, affordable and good quality water to all customers.
We adhere to a number of guidelines, regulations and standards for water supply, including:
The Bega Valley Shire covers an area of approximately 6,052 square kilometres and is one of the largest coastal shires in NSW. There are four water supply systems that provide water services within this area, namely:
Water for these systems is sourced from catchments located within the Bega Valley Shire.
Water is provided to approximately 25,000 people and 41,000 people during peak holiday times. There are approximately 13,500 residential properties and 1,100 non-residential properties connected to a Council water supply system.
Our important water service aims are:
Achieving these aims requires planning, investigations, capital works programs and operational activities.
Our day-to-day challenges as a local water utility include:
Our important future water supply planning issues include:
The villages of Wyndham, Towamba and Wonboyn are not serviced by a Council reticulated water supply system. Wyndham has a community-owned and operated reticulated water system. Towamba and Wonboyn villages rely on rainwater tanks.
Wise water use is encouraged in the Bega Valley Shire. The average household uses approximately 400 litres of water per day in the Shire; 147 kilolitres per year. The Smart WaterMark website provides many tips on how you can save water and money.