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Managing the catchment

Managing the catchment

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Our strategic approach

WaterNSW protects the health of the catchments to ensure reliable, quality drinking water is available for the 4.5 million people of Sydney and the Illawarra, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, Goulburn and Shoalhaven regions.

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Protected and Special Areas

The Special Areas cover approximately 364,000 hectares of mostly unspoilt native bushland around the water storages and infrastructure that supply Sydney, the Illawarra, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven regions.

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2,232,730 ML
2,581,749 ML
11,825 ML
1,690 ML
3,580 ML
Friday 24 February