Management of strategic community water supplies
A network of strategic community water supplies has been developed across Western Australia's dryland agricultural areas to provide an important source of emergency stock water during dry seasons.
These water supplies are for emergency use at times when low rainfall causes on-farm supplies to fail and forces farmers to travel outside their farm gate to collect water for livestock and other essential farming purposes.
It is important that these water supplies are carefully managed to ensure water is available during times of emergency.
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation keeps in regular contact with rural communities to monitor the condition of strategic community water supplies and identify and address any maintenance issues.
Where are the strategic community water supplies?
The location of each site is detailed within individual shire emergency farmland water response plans.
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