18.7 Groundwater extractions – other statutory rights
This line item refers to all groundwater estimated to have been extracted (19,352 ML) in the Sydney region under groundwater basic landholder rights. This includes rights to extract water to meet basic requirements for household purposes (non–commercial uses in and around the house and garden) and for watering of stock. This water cannot be used for irrigating crops or garden produce that will be sold or bartered, for washing down machinery sheds or for intensive livestock operations.
The total extraction volume is assumed to 100% of the right. In times of limited supply, there may be restrictions on taking water for domestic and stock use.
A breakdown of the groundwater basic landholder rights is provided in the following table.
|Groundwater Source||Domestic and Stock (ML/Year)||Native Title
|Maroota Tertiary Sands||17||0|
|Metropolitan Coastal Sands||298||0|
|Sydney Basin North||722||0|
|Sydney Basin Richmond||1,623||0|
|Sydney Basin Central||2,601||0|
|Sydney Basin Blue Mountain||421||0|
|Sydney Basin Nepean||5,971||0|
|Sydney Basin South||2,098||0|
|Sydney Basin Coxs River||454||0|
|Goulburn Fractured Rock||3,114||0|
|Coxs River Fractured Rock||179||0|
The annual extraction for domestic and stock rights in the water accounts is assumed to be 100% of the groundwater basic landholder right stated in the Water Sharing Plan for the Greater Metropolitan Region Groundwater Sources.