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Reducing the Amount of Unaccounted for Water

Water is a scarce resource, which makes water efficiency everyone's business.

Moree Plains Shire Council pursues a number of activities to improve water efficiency in Moree and villages. Such activities are guided by the Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) Strategy. The Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) Strategy is the strategic plan which guides and prioritises actions regarding Council’s management of the urban water supply, sewerage and stormwater systems.

In 2016, Council engaged consultants to conduct the eight-yearly review of the IWCM Strategy. This review includes a careful analysis of:

  • Current and future water catchment, water supply, sewerage and storm water issues;
  • Community and stakeholder priorities for water cycle management now and in the future;
  • Best-practice management guidelines relating to water cycle management;
  • Water related programs and studies already undertaken under the 2006 IWCM Strategy, and their success; and
  • Water cycle requirements for the next 30 years
    Identify and address avoidable leakage in the water supply system.
    • Better management of contractors who extract water from Council's mains through adoption of a new policy on the use of standpipes
    • Identify and address water theft
    • *Leak detection in the water supply network