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Welcome to the WaterNSW newsroom, your one-stop-shop for accessing our latest media releases, community service announcements and news items.

WaterNSW’s Media team is available to assist with any enquiries. Please contact:

Tony Webber on

phone: (02) 6841 2006
mobile: 0428 613 478
email: Tony.Webber@waternsw.com.au

Increased staff presence at Bendeela over holidays

Media release

Date published: 11 December 2017

WaterNSW will increase staff and provide an alcohol-free, family-friendly section at its popular Bendeela Recreation Area in the Kangaroo Valley over the summer holiday period.

Water plan prepared as drought saps Darling flows

Media release

Date published: 08 December 2017

WaterNSW is planning to ensure Broken Hill and Menindee communities receive a continuous flow of water even if there is a repeat of the worst drought on record.

Fish River residents urged to conserve water

Media release

Date published: 04 December 2017

Landholders reliant on the Fish River Water Supply Scheme will be subjected to Lithgow City Council’s Level 3 water restrictions as WaterNSW completes vital maintenance work from December 5-8.

WaterNSW dams to capture rain event inflows without spill

Media release

Date published: 01 December 2017

WaterNSW dams will capture any run-off generated by a major weather event forecast to occur in coming days over the central and southern regions of NSW.

WaterNSW responds to NSW Ombudsman’s interim report

Media release

Date published: 16 November 2017

The NSW Ombudsman’s most recent investigation was triggered in June 2016, when allegations were made against DPI Water’s (now Crown Lands & Water) handling of a certain matter. DPI Water continued to manage compliance in this matter into 2017.

Blue-green algae red alert for Pindari Dam storage

Media release

Date published: 25 October 2017

A red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the storage at Pindari Dam located north of Inverell.

Investing in Sydney's long-term water future

Media release

Date published: 24 October 2017

Sydney’s water supply is protected and sustainable.

Blue-green algae red alert for Boggabilla Weir

Media release

Date published: 23 October 2017

A red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Boggabilla Weir, located at Boggabilla, near Goondiwindi.

River Murray to Broken Hill Pipeline awarded

Media release

Date published: 23 October 2017

WaterNSW has appointed a consortium of John Holland, MPC Group and TRILITY to design, build, operate and maintain the River Murray to Broken Hill Pipeline. The project will secure long-term water supply for Broken Hill and enable growth and prosperity for local communities.

Vital upgrades to begin at five metropolitan dams

Media release

Date published: 11 October 2017

WaterNSW’s five metropolitan dams are due to receive a $15 million upgrade to its electrical assets, making the sites safer, more community friendly and meet contemporary standards.

WaterNSW facilitates successful start to trout season

Media release

Date published: 29 September 2017

WaterNSW is system operator for the state’s water systems and in that function always seeks to meet both customer and broader community needs.

Fishing club takes over Bells Bay Camping Ground

Media release

Date published: 21 September 2017

The scenic Bells Bay Camping Ground near Toonumbar Dam is under caretaker management and will be open for the school holidays, which begin next week.

Berembed weir reserve reopens to public

Media release

Date published: 20 September 2017

Berembed weir reserve will reopen to the public from Friday, 22 September, WaterNSW confirmed today.

WaterNSW: Report key to reducing mining risk

Media release

Date published: 13 September 2017

Key recommendations from a Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) report, which highlights the risk posed to Sydney’s drinking water supply by longwall mining, should be incorporated into the assessment of mining applications, WaterNSW said in a statement today.

WaterNSW to work with Govt to implement Matthews’ reforms

Media release

Date published: 11 September 2017

WaterNSW welcomes both the Interim Report from Mr Ken Matthews AO, and the response from NSW Minister for Regional Water, The Hon Niall Blair MLC, of in-principle support for the report’s recommendations.

Burrendong Flow Changes

Media release

Date published: 25 August 2017

Burrendong investigation to impact river heights.

Menindee Lakes in Conservation Mode as Inflows Dwindle

Media release

Date published: 23 August 2017

Stakeholders consulted on drought management options as inflows into Menindee Lakes dwindle.

Berrima contamination levels

Media release

Date published: 21 August 2017

WaterNSW will work with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Division of Resources and Geosciences (DRG) to ascertain the accuracy of data published today concerning contaminated water being discharged from Berrima Mine.

Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements

Community service announcement

Date published: 07 July 2017

New Commonwealth Government initiative: Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements – do you need to register?

Burrendong 50th anniversary celebration

Media release

Date published: 04 July 2017

WaterNSW to mark half century since Burrendong Dam built.

Water trading resumes in Murray

Media release

Date published: 26 June 2017

Water trading will resume in the Murray valley from 10am tomorrow (Tuesday, 27 June).

WaterNSW Efficiency Drives Water Prices Down

Media release

Date published: 13 June 2017

Increased efficiency in WaterNSW operations has driven down bulk water costs for most customers across regional NSW.

Woronora Dam reaches full supply level for the first time since 2003

Community service announcement

Date published: 11 June 2017

The Woronora Catchment south of Sydney has received over 171mm of rain since Wednesday which has resulted in Woronora dam rising from 95% percent full at the start of the week to 100% full.

Minor Oil Spill in the Cordeaux Catchment

Community service announcement

Date published: 23 May 2017

WaterNSW is working with relevant authorities and mining companies in response to another minor catchment oil spill, the second such incident detected in recent days.

WaterNSW response to minor oil spill near Avon Dam

Community service announcement

Date published: 22 May 2017

WaterNSW has co-ordinated a multi-agency response to ensure Sydney’s drinking water was not affected by a minor recent oil spill.

Minor oil spill near Avon Dam

Community service announcement

Date published: 20 May 2017

A minor oil spill on mining land approximately 800m from Avon Dam storage

Changing river levels – Lachlan River

Media release

Date published: 21 April 2017

Releases from Wyangala Dam and Lake Brewster are changing, with some river levels and flow rates in the Lachlan river systems set to decrease, while users between Wyangala Dam and Cowra may experience an increased fluctuation of river levels of up to 0.3 m.

Pesticide use notice

Community service announcement

Date published: 20 April 2017

As required under the Pesticides Regulation 2009 Water NSW gives notice of weed and pest control work by Water NSW or approved contractors in the following locations within the Sydney drinking water declared catchment:

Berembed weir reserve shut due to illegal behaviour

Media release

Date published: 12 April 2017

WaterNSW has closed public access to Berembed weir recreational area due to concerns about illegal and anti-social behaviour taking place.

WaterNSW seeking nominations for newly established Customer Advisory Groups

Media release

Date published: 12 April 2017

WaterNSW is calling for nominations for membership of its 10 newly established Customer Advisory Groups across NSW.

Extra security at Bendeela over Easter and school holidays

Media release

Date published: 05 April 2017

WaterNSW will increase security and provide a family-friendly, no alcohol area at its Bendeela Recreation Area in the Kangaroo Valley over the Easter long weekend and the April school holidays.

WaterNSW to upgrade 2.8km of Fish River pipeline

Media release

Date published: 15 March 2017

WaterNSW will replace a section of the Fish River Water Supply (FRWS) pipeline from early April.

Preparations for stage two of Keepit Dam upgrade to start

Media release

Date published: 15 March 2017

Preparations for the second stage of the Keepit Dam upgrade will begin in the coming weeks, with access to the dam wall to be restricted from Thursday 23 March 2017.

River flows not impacted by dam valve maintenance

Media release

Date published: 08 March 2017

Routine annual maintenance work on outlet valves at Burrendong Dam will not impact on water availability for downstream customers and other users over winter.

WaterNSW increases notification time of IVT account openings

Media release

Date published: 03 March 2017

WaterNSW has modified its approach to opening of trade applications under the Murray-Murrumbidgee Inter-Valley Trade account (IVT).

Dam Update

Media release

Date published: 03 March 2017

The total system of dams supplying Sydney, Blue Mountains and the Illawarra, is currently at 85.8 percent of capacity, with Warragamba Dam at 88.1 percent of capacity.

Stage two of Fish River Pipeline replacement set to begin

Media release

Date published: 13 February 2017

WaterNSW is pleased to announce the appointment of TCM Civil to undertake stage two of the Fish River Water Supply Replacement Pipeline project.

Call for Lachlan Valley community reference group nominations

Media release

Date published: 06 February 2017

WaterNSW is working to identify a preferred option to improve long term water security within the Lachlan Valley region. We welcome nominations to join a Community Reference Group (CRG) as part of this project.

Status report for Menindee Lakes

Media release

Date published: 31 January 2017

WaterNSW manages the Menindee Lakes system to supply licensed customers including Essential Water and lower Darling landholders, as well as ensuring water security for the region. The MDBA calls on water to be released from the lakes as required to contribute to the River Murray System on behalf of Basin governments.

Releases to increase from Menindee lakes

Media release

Date published: 05 January 2017

WaterNSW will increase release rates from the Menindee lakes system next week to deliver water ordered by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), while operating the lakes to maximise future water security.

WaterNSW informs Balranald Weir users on works

Media release

Date published: 22 December 2016

WaterNSW is advising customers and other users of Balranald weir pool that the water level is likely to fall well below usual summer levels during work to restore the weir’s function following recent flooding.

Status report for Menindee Lakes

Media release

Date published: 21 December 2016

WaterNSW manages the Menindee Lakes system to supply licensed customers including Essential Water and lower Darling landholders, as well as ensuring water security for the region.

Family friendly measures in place at Bendeela these holidays

Media release

Date published: 20 December 2016

WaterNSW is welcoming campers to the Bendeela Recreation Area again this Christmas, with the rear camping area now open to vehicles.

Murray to Broken Hill pipeline

Community service announcement

Date published: 19 December 2016

Further to the recent announcement by the Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water, Niall Blair and Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, WaterNSW welcomes the opportunity to continue its work on behalf of the government to provide capital works projects that ensure the water security for communities in the Broken Hill region.

Water restrictions and cease to pump conditions likely on North Coast

Community service announcement

Date published: 03 December 2016

WaterNSW is reminding water licence holders in the Bellinger and Coffs Coast catchments to be aware of their licence conditions after persistent hot and dry conditions have led to low flows in many streams and rivers on the north coast & northern rivers.

Releases from Menindee Lakes to increase

Media release

Date published: 30 November 2016

Increased releases from Menindee Lakes will commence today, following acceptance of an order from environmental water managers in support of a recent native fish spawning event in the lower Darling.

Tender awarded for works on Keepit Dam wall

Media release

Date published: 23 November 2016

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has today announced that SRG Limited has been awarded the $24.4 million contract for the second stage of the NSW Government’s Keepit Dam safety upgrade.

WaterNSW pays tribute to flood liaison groups

Media release

Date published: 14 November 2016

WaterNSW has paid tribute to local flood liaison committees and other community members who made an important contribution during the recent flooding in central west and southern NSW.

Status report for Menindee Lakes

Media release

Date published: 02 November 2016

WaterNSW manages the Menindee Lakes system to supply licensed customers including Essential Water and lower Darling landholders, as well as ensuring water security for the region.

Hazard Reduction Burn in Woronora

Community service announcement

Date published: 25 October 2016

WaterNSW, the Rural Fire Service and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, will conduct a hazard reduction burn in Woronora on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

Dam releases scaled back as weather outlook eases

Newsletter article

Date published: 14 October 2016

WaterNSW is revising its dam strategy in key flood zones in light of advice from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) forecasting a minor rain event early next week.

Warragamba – A story of our making

Media release

Date published: 14 October 2016

Today marks the 70th anniversary of Warragamba being selected as the site for Sydney’s major dam and the 56th anniversary of the completion of the dam.

Lake Menindee starts to refill for first time in 3 years

Media release

Date published: 12 October 2016

WaterNSW has commenced releasing water into Lake Menindee for the first time in three years, as water continues to flow into the Menindee Lakes system.

Releases from Blowering and Burrinjuck Dams reduced

Media release

Date published: 10 October 2016

WaterNSW has today reduced releases from Blowering and Burrinjuck dams in anticipation of more rain this week to avoid contributing to higher downstream flows during the rain event.

Blowering, Burrinjuck Dams full, making releases

Media release

Date published: 06 October 2016

With Blowering and Burrinjuck dams at full capacity, WaterNSW is making releases to reduce storage levels in preparation for the next rain event, to capture inflows and minimise downstream flooding impacts.

Dams drawn down to store more upstream inflows

Media release

Date published: 29 September 2016

WaterNSW has reduced dam storage levels in three flood zones so that expected catchment inflows can be captured and flood impacts to downstream communities are reduced.

Wyangala Dam halved peak flow of flood

Media release

Date published: 27 September 2016

WaterNSW has managed to minimise flooding downstream of Wyangala Dam over recent months, despite persistent and record rainfall and the limited relative capacity of the dam compared to the large tributaries flowing into the Lachlan River downstream of the dam.

Burrendong Dam sets inflow record for September

Media release

Date published: 27 September 2016

Burrendong Dam has received the highest inflows on record for the month of September.  The dam is currently sitting at 134 percent* of capacity and water continues to flow into the dam at a rate of 18 gigalitres (GL) per day, holding a total of around 1600 GL with just under 100 GL of space available to accommodate further inflows.

Family friendly at Bendeela over school holidays and October long weekend

Media release

Date published: 22 September 2016

WaterNSW will increase security and provide a family-friendly, no alcohol section at its Bendeela Recreation Area in the Kangaroo Valley over the upcoming school holidays and the October long weekend.

Chaffey Dam project wins award

Media release

Date published: 20 September 2016

The $50 million Chaffey Dam augmentation and safety upgrade project has received industry recognition for excellence, winning the Regional Award at the 2016 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards Newcastle Division ceremony.

Flood panel outlines Burrendong Dam strategy

Media release

Date published: 12 September 2016

Outflows from Burrendong Dam will increase today to a rate of 18,000 megalitres (ML) per day, in a strategy to maintain airspace in Burrendong for future floods.

Burrinjuck Dam update - releases increased

Community service announcement

Date published: 12 September 2016

WaterNSW will increase releases from Burrinjuck Dam to 32,000 megalitres per day (ML/day) as of 11am on Monday 12 September 2016.

Burrinjuck Dam update - releases increased

Community service announcement

Date published: 11 September 2016

WaterNSW has increased releases from Burrinjuck Dam to 25,000 megalitres per day (ML/day) as of 2.30pm on Sunday 11 September 2016.

Wyangala Dam update - releases increased

Community service announcement

Date published: 11 September 2016

Wyangala Dam is currently at 97.1% of capacity with inflows of 16,700 megalitres per day (ML/day).

Burrinjuck Dam update - releases increased

Community service announcement

Date published: 11 September 2016

Burrinjuck Dam is currently at 99.8% of capacity with inflows of 22,000 ML/day.

Dam update: 9am Saturday 10 September 2016

Community service announcement

Date published: 10 September 2016

WaterNSW is continuing operations at the following dams in response to rainfall on the south western slopes on Friday. Rainfall levels upstream of the dams were generally less significant than expected.

Wyangala Dam update - releases reduced

Community service announcement

Date published: 09 September 2016

Wyangala Dam is currently at 96% of capacity and rising, with inflows of 10,000 megalitres per day(ML/day).

Burrinjuck Dam update - releases reduced

Community service announcement

Date published: 09 September 2016

Burrinjuck Dam is currently at 97% of capacity and rising, with inflows of 15,000 megalitres per day(ML/day).

Dam update: 12pm Monday 5 September 2016

Community service announcement

Date published: 05 September 2016

WaterNSW is continuing operations at the following dams in response to widespread rainfall on Friday:

Wyangala Dam update – releases increasing

Community service announcement

Date published: 04 September 2016

Wyangala Dam is currently surcharged to 102% of capacity and rising, with inflows of 102,000 megalitres per day(ML/day).

Dam Update: 9am Sunday 4 September 2016

Community service announcement

Date published: 04 September 2016

With rainfall now clearing, WaterNSW is currently managing operations at the following dams in response to widespread rainfall on Friday:

Wyangala Dam update – releases increasing

Community service announcement

Date published: 04 September 2016

Wyangala Dam is currently surcharged to 102% of capacity and rising, with inflows of 85,000 megalitres per day(ML/day).

Dam Update: 3pm Saturday 3 September 2016

Community service announcement

Date published: 03 September 2016

With rainfall now clearing, WaterNSW is currently managing operations at the following dams in response to widespread rainfall on Friday:

Dam Update: 9am Saturday 3 September 2016

Community service announcement

Date published: 03 September 2016

With rainfall now clearing, WaterNSW is currently managing operations at the following dams in response to widespread rainfall on Friday:

Dam Update: 7pm Saturday 3 September 2016

Community service announcement

Date published: 03 September 2016

With rainfall now clearing, WaterNSW is currently managing operations at the following dams in response to widespread rainfall on Friday:

Wyangala Dam Update - releases increasing

Community service announcement

Date published: 03 September 2016

Wyangala Dam is currently at 100% of capacity and rising, with inflows of 102,000 megalitres per day(ML/day).

Dam Update: 7pm Friday 2 September 2016

Community service announcement

Date published: 02 September 2016

WaterNSW is currently managing operations at the following dams in response to predicted widespread rainfall on Friday:

Dam Update: 1pm Friday 2 September 2016

Community service announcement

Date published: 02 September 2016

WaterNSW is currently managing operations at the following dams in response to predicted widespread rainfall on Friday:

Preparations gather pace as inflows increase

Media release

Date published: 31 August 2016

WaterNSW is planning to re-open Lake Pamamaroo, remove the Copi Hollow block banks and increase releases into the lower Darling as inflow forecasts into Menindee Lakes approach 300 gigalitres (GL).

Burrinjuck Dam continues translucent flows

Media release

Date published: 31 August 2016

WaterNSW continues to manage translucent releases from Burrinjuck Dam ahead of rain forecast for later in the week.

Wyangala releases increase as rain band approaches

Media release

Date published: 30 August 2016

WaterNSW has tripled releases from Wyangala Dam near Cowra, to create capacity in the dam storage in preparation for a significant rain event across the region this week.

WaterNSW tests Murray warning system

Media release

Date published: 29 August 2016

This week WaterNSW will be testing the automated system that alerts people to notable changes in Murray River flows in the stretch downstream of Hume Dam to Albury.

WaterNSW hosts information session for lower Darling customers

Media release

Date published: 24 August 2016

WaterNSW’s lower Darling customers will have the opportunity to find out more about current lower Darling River operations this week, when WaterNSW hosts an information session at Pooncarie Town Hall at 11am on Thursday 25 August.

Belubula and Lachlan Water Security Investigations

Media release

Date published: 23 August 2016

Calling tenders for strategic partner

Block banks removed as Lower Darling flows

Media release

Date published: 15 August 2016

Lower Darling River flows are making their way south of Pooncarie at almost 1000 megalitres per day (ML/day), having filled the town’s weir pool last week.

WaterNSW starts airspace releases from Wyangala Dam as flood buffer

Media release

Date published: 02 August 2016

WaterNSW, the State’s river system operator, has commenced airspace releases from Wyangala Dam, which is currently at 90% of storage capacity.

Lower Darling releases to commence Thursday

Media release

Date published: 25 July 2016

WaterNSW will begin releasing up to 35,000 megalitres of water from Menindee Lakes into the lower Darling River from Thursday (28 July) to benefit landholders and the township of Pooncarie.

Warragamba Dam drawdown

Community service announcement

Date published: 22 July 2016

Following the rainfall in recent weeks Warragamba Dam is currently close to full capacity. Based on predicted rainfall Warragamba Dam is unlikely to spill and WaterNSW is currently operating the Warragamba Dam gates manually in order to lower the water level to just below full supply level.

WaterNSW leads way in stormwater management

Media release

Date published: 14 July 2016

WaterNSW has received recognition at the 2016 Stormwater NSW Awards Gala Dinner for its exceptional efforts in stormwater management, winning awards for Excellence in Research and Innovation, and for Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design.

Warragamba Dam Drawdown

Community service announcement

Date published: 13 July 2016

Following the rainfall in recent weeks Warragamba Dam is currently close to full capacity. While, based on predicted rainfall,Warragamba Dam is unlikely to spill, WaterNSW is currently operating the Warragamba Dam gates manually in order to lower the water level to just below full supply level.

Customer services move to WaterNSW

Media release

Date published: 06 July 2016

All customer-related operational functions have been transferred to WaterNSW from the Department of Primary Industries Water (DPI Water).

WaterNSW conducts small pile burn at Warragamba

Community service announcement

Date published: 30 June 2016

WaterNSW is conducting a small pile burn near Warragamba Dam today.

Warragamba Dam drawdown

Community service announcement

Date published: 28 June 2016

Following the rainfall in recent weeks Warragamba Dam is currently close to full capacity. While, based on predicted rainfall,Warragamba Dam is unlikely to spill, WaterNSW will be operating the Warragamba Dam gates manually in order to lower the water level to just below full supply level.

Warragamba Dam update

Media release

Date published: 20 June 2016

Rainfall over the Warragamba catchment was at the lower end of the BoM forecast, with a catchment average of 27 millimetres of rain. Based on the rain received the inflows into Warragamba are unlikely to result in the dam spilling.

Warragamba Dam update

Community service announcement

Date published: 17 June 2016

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting rain across Sydney's water supply catchments this coming weekend. As a result Warragamba Dam may reach full capacity and begin spilling.

WaterNSW Seeking Customer Feedback – 2016 Voice of the Customer Survey

Media release

Date published: 14 June 2016

WaterNSW is this month consulting with customers through its Voice of the Customer Survey 2016 to better understand customer needs and expectations.

WaterNSW Helpdesk currently unavailable

Newsletter article

Date published: 09 June 2016

Due to a Telstra fault, WaterNSW is currently experiencing difficulties with its 1300 662 077 Helpdesk number and inbound calls are not being received. Telstra is working to resolve the issue and we will advise when normal services are resumed. WaterNSW apologises for any inconvenience.

Burrinjuck Dam

Media release

Date published: 08 June 2016

WaterNSW is managing translucent releases from Burrinjuck Dam that have been triggered by recent rain and inflows.

Rainfall - Nepean Dam update

Media release

Date published: 07 June 2016

Sydney’s drinking water catchments received high rainfall in recent days with rainfall totals of 100 to 200 millimetres. More than 200 millimetres was experienced in the Upper Nepean River catchments.

Hazard reduction burn in Warragamba

Community service announcement

Date published: 17 May 2016

WaterNSW, Sydney Water, the Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW, will conduct a hazard reduction burn in Warragamba on Thursday 19 May 2016.

WaterNSW drinking water assessment tool wins national award

Media release

Date published: 16 May 2016

WaterNSW has received national acclaim for its innovative NorBE assessment tool in the ‘Improving Planning Processes and Practices’ category from the Planning Institute of Australia.

Glory, glory to Chaffey Dam as upgrade complete

Media release

Date published: 06 May 2016

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and Member for New England
Barnaby Joyce has heralded today’s official completion of the much-anticipated expansion of Chaffey
Dam to increase its permanent storage capacity to 100 gigalitres as a momentous occasion for the
Tamworth region.

Water security assured as planning commences for next phase

Media release

Date published: 03 May 2016

WaterNSW has commenced planning to bring groundwater bores established in the lakebed of Lake Menindee into operation to maintain water security for Broken Hill as ongoing drought conditions starve the lakes of inflows.

Burrendong Dam to receive upgrades with no interruption to customers

Media release

Date published: 08 April 2016

WaterNSW is to carry out maintenance work on outlet valves in Burrendong Dam starting in May and finishing by the end of July 2016.  This work has been planned during a period of low demand and it is not expected to cause any disruption to customers.

Bendeela recreation area reopened to new campers

Community service announcement

Date published: 27 March 2016

Bendeela recreation area has now reopened to campers after reaching full capacity earlier in the weekend.

Bendeela recreation area closed to new visitors this Easter long weekend

Media release

Date published: 25 March 2016

WaterNSW has closed Bendeela recreation area to new visitors this Easter long weekend with the site reaching full capacity on Good Friday.

Prospect Reservoir still a central piece of Sydney’s water supply 128 years later!

Media release

Date published: 22 March 2016

Prospect Reservoir has played a significant role in the history of Sydney’s water supply. Since 1888 this reliable water supply has been vital to the growth and expansion of the city and greater surrounds.  WaterNSW is now busy preserving and maintaining this piece of our heritage so it retains its value into the future.

Chaffey Dam to deliver greater water security

Media release

Date published: 04 March 2016

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce and New South Wales Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today witnessed the result of one of the final concrete pours for the Chaffey Dam augmentation project.

Rural Pricing Determination 2017-2020

Newsletter article

Date published: 19 February 2016

WaterNSW is currently consulting with customers to help prepare its submission to the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

Historic links to British Army repeated at Chaffey

Media release

Date published: 15 February 2016

37 years after British Army Captain R.C. Morgan came to Australia to gain experience working on the construction of Chaffey Dam, Captain Dan Ellis is following in his footsteps.

EOI's welcomed for second stage of investigations into potential new dam

Media release

Date published: 09 February 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW, Katrina Hodgkinson and Parliamentary Secretary for the Deputy Premier, Andrew Gee have called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the second stage of investigations into a potential new dam at Cranky Rock.

Chaffey Dam works nearing completion

Media release

Date published: 09 February 2016

Water security in the Peel Valley will soon be significantly strengthened as a project to upgrade and augment Chaffey Dam nears completion.

Customer water orders - Service restored

Community service announcement

Date published: 25 January 2016

Access is now available to WaterNSW - Internet Water Accounting System.

Work at Euston lock to start late January

Media release

Date published: 14 January 2016

WaterNSW advises River Murray users that lock 15 at Euston will be closed to river traffic for about 16 weeks, starting after Australia Day in late January.

Pesticide use notification - Sydney Catchment

Newsletter article

Date published: 11 January 2016

As required under the Pesticides Regulation 2009 WaterNSW gives notice of weed and pest control work by WaterNSW or approved contractors in the following locations within the Sydney drinking water declared catchment:

Customer water orders - Service Disruption

Community service announcement

Date published: 02 January 2016

WaterNSW - Internet Water Accounting System is currently unavailable. Technicians are working to resolve the issue.

New wildlife and family friendly measures in place at Bendeela for the holidays

Community service announcement

Date published: 17 December 2015

WaterNSW is welcoming campers to the Bendeela Recreation Area with the rear camping area opened to vehicles from  Wednesday 16 December.

WaterNSW adds to security and safety measures at Bendeela

Media release

Date published: 15 December 2015

A family-friendly, no alcohol area is among a raft of measures to be introduced to ensure the safety of campers and wildlife, and deter potential anti-social behaviour, at the popular Bendeela Recreation Area.

WaterNSW action restores weir pool water quality

Media release

Date published: 18 October 2010

Water quality has been restored in the Wentworth weir pool after a successful joint enterprise by WaterNSW and Federal and State water authorities

Extra security at Bendeela over Easter and school holidays

Date published: 01 January 1970

WaterNSW will increase security and provide a family-friendly, no alcohol area at its Bendeela Recreation Area in the Kangaroo Valley over the Easter long weekend and the April school holidays.

Fines handed out for breaking the laws in dam special areas

Date published: 01 January 1970

Ten people were caught trespassing in the restricted lands, or special areas, surrounding greater Sydney’s drinking water dams during a multi-agency blitz earlier this month.

Joint effort secures ability to deliver carryover water for drought affected customers

Date published: 01 January 1970

Co-operative interaction with customers and sound operations by WaterNSW means customers can expect to receive their high security and carry-over allocation in 2016-17 despite the enduring dry weather.

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Wednesday 13 December
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2,150,148 ML
2,581,749 ML
9,670 ML
1,382 ML
-10,037 ML
Wednesday 13 December