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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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95.8
Tuesday 28 March
2.4
2,472,194 ML
2,581,749 ML
4,462 ML
638 ML
56,817 ML
Tuesday 28 March