Protecting Denham's drinking water
Released 14 Mar 2007
Residents around Denham are invited to have their say on a draft drinking water source protection plan aimed at ensuring the continued availability of safe, good-quality drinking water.
Water Resource Management Director with the Department of Water, John Ruprecht, said the draft plan is one in a series of strategies spearheaded by the Department that identifies and protects drinking water sources throughout the state.
"The Denham North and Denham South (D7-7) Water Reserves Draft Drinking Water Source Protection Plan was prepared by the Department of Water in consultation with other government agencies and key stakeholders," said Mr Ruprecht.
"It's important the local community understands just how vital it is to protect the Denham Water Reserves now and in the future, because they represent the only water supply for the area.
"Residents depend on these borefields for their drinking water and we need to make sure the quality and reliability of that source is maintained and closely monitored.
"Proper management, combined with support from the local community, interest groups and stakeholders can make all the difference to how our water resources are maintained, and that's why we're inviting feedback on this draft plan from people in and around Denham," he said.
Mr Ruprecht said the draft protection plan:
- identifies new boundaries for Denham's Water Reserves; and
- recommends strategies to manage the water supply.
Copies of the draft plan can be obtained from the Department of Water on (08) 6364 7600 or by visiting the website at www.water.wa.gov.au.
Public comment on the draft plan is invited over the next six weeks.
Contact: Peter Collins
Phone: (08) 6364 6848 / 0434 603 441