11.18 Increase of urban claim on surface water
The volume reported (143,000 ML) represents the volume of water that SA Water was entitled to divert from surface waters within the Western Mount Lofty Ranges during the 2012–13 year. SA water's licence entitles them to divert up to an annual maximum of 143,000 ML of surface for the purposes of public water supply. The annual allocation, reported at this line item, was assumed to be 100% of this volume. The volume reported was obtained from a copy of the Licence sourced from the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Water Information.