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Water Supply Demand Strategy

The Water Supply Demand Strategy (WSDS) is a 50-year plan which outlines our actions required to manage demand for, and ensure sufficient supplies of, drinking water across our service region.

Aerial view of Stony Creek Reservoirs in the Brisbane Ranges.

The Stony Creek reservoirs in the Brisbane Ranges, north of Anakie, are a source of Geelong's drinking water.

The strategy is revisited every five years in response to a constantly changing water outlook, and the variable nature of population growth and development.

We must manage our resources to meet residential, agricultural, business and environmental needs well into the future.

Long-term analysis of water supply and demand for the majority of our serviced areas indicates that we are water secure well into the future

Short-term actions outlined in the Water Supply Demand Strategy focus particularly on the Colac region. Analysis indicates a need for an increase in water supply and water efficiency in the Colac system by 2019.

Water Supply Demand Strategy 2012‒2062 (summary version) PDF 4.6 MB
Water Supply Demand Strategy 2012-2062 PDF 10.8 MB



Annual Water Outlook 2016

Each year we also publish our Annual Water Outlook: a high-level overview of our supply systems’ capacity to provide sufficient water security in the short-term.

Annual Water Outlook 2016 PDF 1.6 MB