6.2 Groundwater allocation remaining – urban water system
This line item corresponds to the groundwater allocation remaining for urban water entitlements to groundwater only. Carryover rules for groundwater entitlements throughout the Melbourne region do not allow unused water to be carried over at the end of the year. Therefore any unused water is forfeited and the volume reported at this line item is zero as shown in the following table.
|Account||2012 Volume (ML)|
|Opening balance (1 July 2011)||0|
|add||22.2 Groundwater allocation announcements – urban water system||412|
|less||18.12 Entitled extraction of allocated groundwater to urban water system||0|
|less||14.2 Adjustment and forfeiture of groundwater allocation – urban water system||412|
|Closing balance (30 June 2012)||0|
In the 2011 Account, it was not possible to separate urban and non-urban entitlements to groundwater. Therefore, the allocation remaining for all groundwater entitlements was reported at line item 6.1 'Groundwater allocation remaining'.In the 2012 Account, data provided has enabled urban water entitlements to groundwater to be reported separately in the Melbourne Account. Consequently, the volume has been restated as 0 ML.