Urban Water Supply Scheme
Community engagement has played a significant role in urban water policy, particularly through the strong reliance on water restrictions as a means of ensuring the sustainable yield of urban water supply systems. This has required strong community involvement in reducing water use in periods of drought. It has also meant that there is strong public support for restrictions, even during periods of severe drought when there have been quite onerous requirements over a long period of time on householders, especially in terms of outdoor water use. Of course, these restrictions will impact differently in different areas depending on climate, soil type and outdoor landscaping preferences.