Vital

 

Many Australian households have no other option than to rely on Independent Water, it is a necessity they have to manage.

Resilient

 

By providing a decentralised water source Independent Water improves community resilience to natural disasters and additional options for water management in the future.

Safe

 

Households relying on Independent Water have similar health outcomes to those relying on utility water supply.

The Independent Water Council is an informal group of organisations with an interest in water related issues and with common beliefs in certain areas.  This agreement is between:
Australian Water Association
Irrigation Australia
Association of Rotational Moulders Australasia (The Water Tank Group)
Stormwater Australia
Rainwater Harvesting Association
Australian Wastewater Treatment Association  
Sustaining

 

Significant levels of urban rainwater harvesting have an important benefit for stormwater volumes, peak flow and water quality in our creeks, rivers and bays.

Reliable

 

More than one third of Australian households acces.   2M people in Australia rely on rainwater harvesting as their prime or only source of drinking water. 

Secure

 

Independent Water is an important part of the conversation on water security in Australia.

Unprotected

 

There is little recognition of Independent Water in government policy relating to water, housing and the rural sector.

Renewable

 

Independent Water could play a major role in water security in the future as a water source because it is much less susceptible to drought than traditional water.

Economical

 

Independent Water is often economically efficient as the cost of providing utility water services to rural properties is prohibitive and in urban areas as part of an integrated approach to water management. 

The objective of the Council is to market the importance of independent water sources, appropriate resource management & policy development.  
 
To find our more read our position paper on Independent Water.
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Unprotected

 

There is little recognition of Independent Water in government policy relating to water, housing and the rural sector.

Council Members