The Department of Water plays a vital role in managing water in the urban environment. Because water is such a precious resource, the department is focused on making sure it is used to deliver the greatest benefits for all of us.
As part of the management process the department oversees the delivery of water services, manages drinking water, is responsible for our winter and summer water restrictions, examines the most efficient forms of drainage, develops flood services and undertakes urban development studies to create sustainable water sensitive urban design.
Legislation and policy for Western Australia’s water service providers.
Planning and managing water to enable growing, liveable water smart towns and cities.
Information about wastewater recycling, water efficiencies and the use of fit-for-purpose water. Recycling is encouraged whenever it is socially, economically and environmentally acceptable to make smart use of waste water for the ongoing development of the State.
For information on groundwater, garden bores and waterwise gardens please visit our Be Groundwater Wise website. You can find questions and answers about garden bores,
Protecting and managing public drinking water source areas including policies relating to public drinking water source areas, water source protection plans, water quality strategies and management and review processes.