Dam construction and operation in rural areas

This note describes the range of impacts private water supply dams constructed in rural areas can have on our water resources. It also recommends how dam owners can minimise the environmental impacts of rural dams. This note is intended to inform dam owners, government personnel, environmental consultants and community members on water quality protection aspects of rural dams from their initial design, through construction, operation and potential closure.

Read the full document here.

Further information can be sought from waterquality@dwer.wa.gov.au