Our water sources

We have a long term plan in place to secure our water future for generations to come.

As WA continues to experience a drying climate, we know just how important it is for us to continue planning for the future.

Our goals for 2030

  • Reduce water use by 15% by working with households, businesses and communities.
  • Increase water recycling to 30% for use in parks, gardens and in industry.
  • Develop 70–100 billion litres of new water sources, including desalination, groundwater replenishment and securing groundwater sources.

Where does our water come from?

Water sources - 47% desal; 46% groundwater; 7% surface water (dams)

Groundwater

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Groundwater

Our plans to invest in a new expanded deep groundwater network.

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Desalination

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Desalination

Find out about desalination and why it will remain a cornerstone of Perth’s water supply.

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Groundwater replenishment

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Groundwater replenishment

Find out what groundwater replenishment is and its vital role in Perth’s water supply.

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Recycled water

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Recycled water

Our water recycling targets and how we're increasing the amount of water we recycle.

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Dams

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Dams

The changing role Perth's dams will play in our water supply into the future

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Stormwater

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Stormwater

Learn about stormwater and how it can be reused

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Stay Waterwise WA logoOur strategies

Water Forever – Our 50 year plan

Water Forever – Our 10 year plan for Perth

Water Forever – Water recycling and efficiency