Water Saving Action Plans for businesses

Dubbo Regional Council has now made Water Saving Action Plan templates available on Council’s Drought hub web page to assist businesses as we move into unprecedented levels of water restrictions.

As part of Level 3 water restrictions across the Dubbo Region, identified industries are required to preparation a Water Saving Action Plan (WSAP).

Businesses are required to have these plans submitted to Council for approval and implemented when level 4 restrictions come into effect from 1 November 2019.

Dubbo Regional Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael McMahon said these Water Saving Action Plans are a simple way to reduce water consumption.

“The Water Saving Action Plans are designed to encourage businesses to look at their current water usage practices and identify ways they can save water. This action will help us reach our daily usage targets further secure our water supply for the whole community,” said Mr McMahon.

“We understand that level 3 and level 4 restrictions are uncharted territory for our region, we have taken our water availability for granted in the past but by making some adjustments in how we use water in the workplace we can make a big difference. We will be working closely with businesses to get their plans approved and in place as quick as possible.”

“Council is hosting two industry breakfasts next week open to all businesses across the LGA to discuss the current water situation, how it may impact individual business and what is required as we move into level 4,” said Mr McMahon.

Dubbo Regional Council encourages all business to implement a WSAP however the required list of identified industries can be found at https://www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/Drought-Hub/Water-Restrictions/commercial

Businesses can download the WSAP from www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/droughthub alternatively they can collect hard copies from the customer service centres at Wellington or Dubbo.

Completed WSAP’s can be handed in at customer service centres at Wellington or Dubbo or submitted via email council@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Businesses are asked to be patient while Council processes the expected large influx of WSAPs for approval. Compliance officers will be visiting businesses over the coming months to ensure they are equipped with the right plans.

Failure to comply with an approved plan will come with penalties after an initial warning.

For more information or help filling out the plans please contact Council’s customer on
(02) 6801 4000

Industry Breakfast details:

Dubbo Event Details
Date: Wednesday 9 October 2019
Time: 7.45am - 8.45am
Venue: Dubbo RSL Auditorium l Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Wellington Event Details
Date: Friday 11 October 2019
Time: 8am - 9am
Venue: Wellington Soldiers Club l Arthur Street, Wellington

Last Edited: 10 Feb 2020

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