New online drinking water catchment register
Released 15 Mar 2007
A new online service which identifies drinking water catchments throughout the State has been launched by the Department of Water.
Water Resource Management Director, John Ruprecht, said the Register of Public Drinking Water Source Areas of Western Australia is a valuable tool for the community, land owners, developers, State government agencies and local government authorities.
"This Register has been designed to assist State and local government decision makers and anyone involved in preparing land use development proposals that may impact on the State's limited drinking water resources," Mr Ruprecht said.
"It is an easy reference guide which lists the drinking water catchments within each local government area and provides weblinks to management plans, such as land use and water management strategies and drinking water source protection plans and assessments.
"We want to ensure that everyone can locate existing and future drinking water sources and is aware of the importance of protecting these invaluable resources.
"Links to the Department's online interactive web mapping tool, the Geographic Data Atlas, will allow users to locate a drinking water catchment from any computer connected to the Internet," he said.
"With limited good quality water resources available, the community, local and State governments need to share information and work together to ensure our most precious resource is protected."
The Register may be viewed online at the Department's website at www.water.wa.gov.au.
Contact: Peter Collins
Phone: (08) 6364 6848 / 0434 603 441