Melbourne
21.2 Surface water allocation announcements - urban system

Supporting Information

The volume presented (353,431 ML) represents the volume of water effectively allocated under the bulk entitlements held by Melbourne's retail water authorities. Although a volumetric upper limit is specified for each of these bulk entitlements (refer to line item 5.2 Surface water allocation remaining – urban water system), formal annual allocations are not made. Therefore, the volume of water allocated is equivalent to the volume of water diverted from surface water storages in the Melbourne region for distribution via the urban water supply system.

The volume of water allocated during the 2010–11 year is itemised by Melbourne's retail water authorities in the following table. For more information refer to line item 17.12 Surface water allocation diversion – urban water system.

Volume of surface water allocated for urban water supply in the Melbourne region during the 2010–11 year

Authority

Provided to

Quality

Volume (ML)

Melbourne Water

City West Water

Potable

92,562

South East Water

Potable

123,390

Non-potable

72

Yarra Valley Water

Potable

127,314

Non-potable

307

Western Water

Potable

7,881

Southern Rural Water

Western Water

Potable

1,905

Total

 

 

353,431

Comparative year

This item corresponds to line item 25.1.4 Allocation announcement/claim recognition on regulated flows – urban water access entitlement/arrangement reported in the 2010 Account. There was no change to the volume reported in the 2010 Account. The comparative year volume is 360,816 ML.