Water Supply

ACT Water Strategy

Environment and Planning Directorate

The ACT Water Strategy sets out how the ACT Government will manage the Territory’s water resources over the next 30 years to meet our urban and environmental needs and regional responsibilities.

Canberra Plant Selector

Environment and Planning Directorate

The Canberra Plant Selector Tool allows you to look up information on a wide range of plants. By being more aware of the growth habit, sun, shade and frost tolerances and the water requirements of plants you can choose plants suited to your garden and save water without restricting your choice of garden design.

Future Water Options

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Icon Water's future water options project is studying three new water sources for the ACT, to recommend which would best suit the region should we need more water over the next 50 years. Find out about the 3 options being examined, how the project will work, consultation, the other possible options and related studies.

Rainwater tanks: Guidelines for residential properties in Canberra (PDF 2.3MB)

Environment and Planning Directorate

This Rainwater Tank Guide has been prepared in partnership between ActewAGL, Environment and Planning Directorate and ACT Health and provides guidance on the installation of rainwater tanks in residential properties.

Sustainability and Environment

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Icon Water manages the water and sewerage business and assets in the ACT and is continually looking at ways to ensure business and environmental sustainability.

Water Resources and Driller's Licences

Environment and Planning Directorate

Application forms and fees for Bore Works, Driller's licences, Licence to Take Water, Recharge Licence and Waterway Works Licence.

Water Storage Levels for the ACT

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Graphic of current dam levels in the ACT. Includes levels of the Cotter, Bendora, Corin and Googong dams.

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