Key Resources


Reference :
Managing waste water from intensive horticulture: a wetland system - Agnote DPI-381 (Nov 2002)
Agency:
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries—Agriculture
Contact :
Locked Bag 21, Orange, NSW, 2800
02 6391 3100
www.dpi.nsw.gov.au
Comment:

Defines waste water and why it is a problem, and outlines waste water treatment using a wetland system.
 

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Managing waste water from intensive horticulture
Website:

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au

 


Reference:
Your Home Technical Manual - Low Impact Toilets (2010)
Agency:
Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficienty
Contact :
GPO Box 854, Canberra, ACT, 2601
02 6274 1111
buildings@climatechange.gov.au
buildings@climatechange.gov.au
Comment:
Outlines the main types of waterless or ‘dry sanitation’ systems and discusses their advantages and disadvantages.
 
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Low Impact Toilets (PDF 240KB)

Website:

http://www.yourhome.gov.au/technical/fs77.html

 

  
   
 
Local Council
NSW Office of Water
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Local Water Provider
 
 

 


Reference:
Primefacts
1. Managing blue-green algae in farm dams -
Primefact 414
(Jan 2009) /
2. Water for livestock: interpreting water quality results - Primefact 533
(Feb 2007)
Agency:
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries—Agriculture
Contact :
Locked Bag 21, Orange, NSW, 2800
1800 808 095
www.dpi.nsw.gov.au
nsw.agriculture@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Comment:

- Discusses what are blue-green algae?, triggers of blue-green algae growth and prevention of growth, and affects on livestock and other water use.
- Discusses the factors to consider whether water is suitable for stock, including pH, salinity and chloride levels. Also discusses symptoms of salt poisoning and interpreting additional water sampling and testing.
 

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  1. Managing blue-green algae in farm dams (PDF 100KB)
  2. Water for livestock: interpreting water quality results (PDF 146KB)
     
Website:
  1. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/
    emergency/drought
  2. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/livestock
    /beef/feed/publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Reference :
Farm Dams (2007)
1. Do you need a licence?
2. Where can you build without a licence?,
3. What size can you build without a licence?
3. Have you considered everything?

4. What are rural landholders’ basic rights to water?
5. How much water do I need for my rural property?
Agency:
New South Wales Office of Water
ContactDetails:
GPO Box 3889, Sydney, NSW, 2000
02 828 7777
information@water.nsw.gov.au
Comment:
Discusses all the factors you need to consider when thinking about building a dam and access to water on your rural property.
 
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Farm Dams:

  1. Do you need a licence?(PDF 220KB)
  2. Where can you build without a licence? (PDF 220KB)
  3. What size can you build without a licence? (PDF 220KB)
  4. Have you considered everything? (PDF 220KB)
  5. Domestic and stock rights (weblink)
  6. How much water do I need for my rural property? (200KB)
     
Website:

http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/Water-licensing
/Basic-water-rights/Harvesting-runoff/default.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Reference :
Greywater Diversion Devices: Fact Sheets (2008)
Agency:
New South Wales Office of Water. Water for ife Education Program.
Contact :
GPO Box 3889, Sydney, NSW, 2001
02 8281 7777
info@waterforlife.nsw.gov.au
Comment:
Outlines the guidelines and precautions necessary to protect you health and the health of the environment if you plan on diverting your greywater for reuse.
 
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Fact Sheet 1 - Greywater Do's and Don'ts (PDF 2MB)
Fact Sheet 2 - Choosing the right greywater system for your needs (PDF 5MB)
Fact Sheet 3 - Irrigating with Greywater (PDF 3MB)
Fact Sheet 4 - Keeping your plants and soils healthy with greywater ((PDF 2.2MB)
Fact Sheet 5 - Maintenance of greywater diversion devices and treatment systems (PDF 2MB)
 

Website:

http://www.waterforlife.nsw.gov.au/recycling/
greywater/greywater_fact_sheets

 


Reference :
Water Smart Practice Notes - (2007)
No. 2: Site Planning,
No. 4: Rainwater Tanks,
No. 7: Landscape Stormwater Measures,
No. 8:  Water Effieient Landscape Practices,
No. 9: Wastewater Reuse
, No. 10: Groundwater
Agency:
Hunter and Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy
Contact:
59 Bonville Avenue (PO Box 137), Thornton, NSW, 2322
02 4978 4020
enviroadmin@huntercouncils.com.au 
Comment:
Excellent detailed information on design and management practices for water collection and recycling within the home and on your property.
 
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Water Smart Practice Notes:
      - No. 2: Site Planning
      - No. 4: Rainwater Tanks
      - No. 7: Landscape Stormwater Measures
      - No. 8:  Water Efficient Landscape Practices
      - No. 9: Wastewater Reuse
      - No. 10: Groundwater
 

Website:

http://hccrems.interesting.com.au/HCCREMS-Resources/Resource-library/Water/HCCREMS_WaterSmart-PracticeNotes-07.aspx

 

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