Water conservation isn’t just about making sure water gets into our homes and cars, but it’s also about conserving it for future generations, the Federal Government has revealed.
The Government’s Urban Water Conservation Plan, due to be released on Wednesday, says cities must focus on providing people with clean drinking water while promoting clean water infrastructure.
But the Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, said in his speech today that cities and regional governments must also ensure people have access to clean drinking-water, a task that can be difficult given the current water crisis.
“As cities grow and cities are re-developed, water becomes an important element of their development and economic viability,” Mr Hunt said.
“Water is a critical resource and we can’t leave it to our children and grandchildren.”
So our strategy must look at the development of cities to ensure people can have clean drinking, fresh water for the long term and for their children and their children’s children.
“In the longer term, we need to consider the future of the environment, as we develop cities.”
Mr Hunt also said regional governments were key to ensuring the water system is safe and sustainable.
“Regional governments, with their expertise in water supply, can also play a role in ensuring safe and reliable water delivery systems,” he said.
Regional water systems and the local communities in which they operate have been the focus of intense focus for the Government and many cities in recent years.
The Federal Government’s plan, which is being produced jointly by the Department of Water and the Australian Water Resources Agency, focuses on water supply systems, water infrastructure and the regional water authorities.
It says regional water systems must: meet the water quality standards set by the federal Government and the State Government; and be based on a system that is sustainable for people, the environment and the region.
Water systems must also be connected to the local community through regional water networks.
“The regional water network must be capable of providing clean, reliable and reliable drinking water,” the plan says.
Water supply systems must provide safe, reliable, and clean drinking to the communities in their area.
They must also not compromise water quality, safety or efficiency.
Regional authorities must also meet the health and safety requirements set out in the Regional Health Framework, which sets out the regional health needs and standards of the region, including the drinking water quality requirements of the regional system.
The plan also says regional authorities must provide a range of infrastructure for the water supply.
In addition, it outlines how regional authorities can work with other governments to ensure they have a strong and integrated water supply system.
Regional infrastructure must also help the local people meet the needs of local residents.
“We have to do everything we can to support communities to get to where they need to be and get the best value for money for their investment,” Mr Hunter said.
Water supplies, infrastructure and infrastructure must be in place to protect and improve water quality and meet the regional environment standards.
Water must be delivered to regional communities in a safe and cost-effective manner, including using technology and new technology to provide safe drinking water.
In the meantime, water must be used to meet the drinking needs of residents, businesses and agricultural producers.
“Local water is a major source of income in our region,” Mr Craig said.
“The main challenge for communities in the region is to be able to access the water they need and meet their needs in a cost-efficient manner.”
He said the Federal government would continue to work with regional water agencies, including local councils and water companies, to address water supply and infrastructure issues.
In his speech, Mr Craig also said the Government was “committed to ensuring that communities are getting a good return on their investment” in regional water.
Mr Craig said the goal of the Federal Water Infrastructure Plan was to “rebalance the water market” in the long-term.
The Federal Government said the plan included several measures to make water supply more affordable, including: increasing the price of water by up to $2 per thousand cubic metres (MCM) and reducing the maximum allowable level of lead to zero MCM.
It also said it would increase the amount of water available to households and businesses to make it “sustainable for people”.
The Federal Environment Agency has also published an update of water infrastructure in the Western Australia region.
Earlier today, the State’s water regulator said it had identified and closed more than 70 water quality issues.
It has also issued notices to eight community water supply organisations, saying they failed to meet water quality targets.
Under the new regional water management plan, the Western Australian Regional Water Authority (WA RWA) has been given a new responsibility to oversee water quality.
WA RHA will have the power to make decisions about water quality in its water supply infrastructure and local water supply businesses.
It will also have the authority to review water quality recommendations made by the State Water Management Agency, which has been the lead agency on