Rural NSW has the highest percentage of people living in rural areas with a population of more than 500,000, with nearly a quarter living in remote and marginal areas.
The State Government’s Rural Water Delivery Plan for 2017-18, which will be rolled out in the coming months, will also include a number of measures that will make it easier for rural residents to access water.
Rural NSW Water Services NSW is the only agency that operates in all rural NSW except the state’s northern regions, which also has a water distribution system.
However, the NSW Rural Water Services (RWS) agency is the primary provider for the entire state.
The agency’s Rural Areas Integrated Water System (RAAWS) provides water to more than 2,000 residential properties, and it is one of the largest water delivery systems in the State.
RWS operates a network of 1,500 distribution points across the State and is a key component of the State’s Water Infrastructure Program.
The RAAWS system operates in the state through a network with 12 distribution points in the Northern Territory, the Kimberley and Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
The Water Infrastructure program supports a range of water infrastructure projects across the state.
In 2016-17, the State Government announced a $2.8 billion RAAWP investment plan, which included a range, including the RWS network, to provide up to 10 billion litres of water per year to rural areas.
In 2017-19, the state Government will announce a further $2 billion investment in the RAAWA.
RWAWS is also the primary delivery system for the RWAWA’s Water Services Plan.
The plan covers the period from 2018-19 to 2021-22.
The Government has identified the areas where it wants to invest more in the network.
The state’s rural water supply is among the poorest in the nation.
The median household income in rural NSW is just $45,836, according to the latest Census data.
Rural water is critical to many people’s lives.
In rural NSW, there are only a few households with enough water to meet the needs of two people, and more than half of the households in rural communities do not have water at all.
Rural areas are often in areas where they cannot access piped water and can only rely on the water service provided by RWA.
The Rural Water Management Plan for the State has called for an increase in the number of water meters and increased access to safe, reliable and affordable water for rural households.
In 2020-21, the number and types of water-related infrastructure upgrades for rural NSW were identified.
The water infrastructure program is currently funded through a number and type of revenue-generating infrastructure projects, including a $6.6 million water conservation project.
Water is an important part of rural Australia’s economy, with a variety of benefits for both residents and the economy.
Some of the projects include: providing water to rural communities in drought areas