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Drinking water

A secure and safe supply of drinking water is fundamental to public health. The NSW Government uses the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines to ensure our water is safe to drink.

Stronger protection for Sydney’s water catchment following extensive review

Better protections, stronger assessment and more environmental offsets will ensure Sydney’s drinking water supply is safeguarded, following an extensive review by an independent expert panel.
A female drinking water while exercising in a Sydney park

Water flows into Menindee Lakes

Water from the February rains has flowed to dry NSW outback lakes, with more relief expected to follow.
Water flow at Menindee Lakes after February 2020 rain
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