Water - Efficient Use Guidelines - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with these guidelines if you work in agriculture or horticulture and your business operation uses a considerable amount of water resources. These guidelines specify the recommended volumes of water for rural stock, agricultural and horticultural use.

The guidelines contain five different classifications relating to the proposed use of the water. These are:

  • irrigation of parkland, sportsgrounds and residential gardens
  • rural stock and domestic use
  • water utilities
  • for metered use other than described above
  • irrigation for agricultural or horticultural crops
  • all other unmetered use.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Water Resources Act 2007 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Water Resources Regulation 2007 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


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