Water NSW Regulation 2020

Water NSW Regulation 2020

A key responsibility of WaterNSW is identifying and managing impacts on water quality in the declared catchment areas. In order to protect water quality, the Water NSW Regulation 2020 restricts access to lands immediately adjacent to the storages used for drinking water supplies. It also provides for regulatory powers to manage pollution activities that impact water quality.

In Special Areas, (those lands adjacent to water storages in the Greater Sydney drinking water catchment) access may be prohibited or certain activities restricted to protect water quality and ecological health.

The Water NSW Regulation 2020 (which operates under the Water NSW Act 2014) provides WaterNSW with the power to legally enforce access restrictions.

WaterNSW has enforcement powers under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 to penalise polluting activities in the catchment that may impact on water quality.

WaterNSW keeps a public register of all notices issued under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.

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