3.7 Urban claim on surface water

Supporting information

During the 2012–13 year, SA Water was issued with a water licence under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (South Australia). This licence entitles SA Water to divert up to an annual maximum of 143,000 ML of surface water from the Western Mount Lofty Ranges Prescribed Water Resources Area for the purposes of public water supply. According to the licence conditions, carry-over of unused water from year to year is not permitted. Therefore the volume reported as the closing balance at the end of the 2012–13 year was 0 ML as shown in the following table.

Volume of surface water allocation remaining for the urban water system at the start and end of the 2012–13 year
Account Volume (ML)
Opening balance (at 1 July 2012)
11.18 Increase of urban claim on surface water 143,000
19.17 Adjustment and forfeiture of urban claim on surface water (85,719)
11.12 Entitled diversion of allocated surface water to urban water system (57,281)
Closing balance (at 30 June 2013)