Water Future

The Central Coast water supply system serves the region's population of almost 300,000 people, delivering water to about 125,000 homes and businesses. Water is a way of life on the Central Coast, and access to clean, high quality drinking water is an important issue for the community.

In 2006-07 the Central Coast was in the grip of the worst drought on record with more than 15 years of below average rainfall and streamflows. While conditions have substantially improved due to higher rainfalls, Council is committed to ensuring the future water supply for the region. 

Over the past five years, the Councils have made significant infrastructure investments to help secure Central Coast's water supply for the future. These investments as part of Councils’ WaterPlan 2050 strategy, along with increased rainfall and a commitment from the community to conserve water, have resulted in our dams reaching the highest levels in over 15 years.

Council has completed a number of projects including:

As well as looking at possible future water supply sources of water.

The region's secure water future does not only rely on infrastructure developments but also on each Central Coast resident playing their part in conserving water. Education of our future generations is also a key aspect of Councils efforts to help secure the region's water supply for the future.