Policy paper

Water resources planning: managing supply and demand

This document explains how water companies make sure they can provide a secure supply of water to homes and businesses in their area.



Water companies write water resource management plans every 5 years. This document explains how water companies:

  • forecast supply and demand in their area
  • plan to deliver secure public water supplies
Published 26 January 2017
Last updated 23 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Removed line that asks water companies to look at all demand options before considering new supplies as this is not accurate.
  2. First published.