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VIC DELWP - Emergency Water Supply Points (Points)

This layer presents the locations of Victoria's emergency water supply. Victoria has a network of about 300 emergency water supply points (EWSPs). The EWSPs provide water carting for emergency stock and domestic purposes, during severe dry seasonal conditions and surface water scarcity. Some sites are also equipped to supply water to firefighting vehicles.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) oversees the network of emergency water supply points. The EWSPs are managed by various state agencies, including local councils and urban and rural water corporations. These state agencies are referred to as the EWSP Manager for maintenance, access and use issues, and for further information.

There are three main types of EWSPs accessible to the public for water carting:

  • Council bores - access groundwater.
  • Urban standpipes - connected to reticulated potable water systems. These are managed by urban water corporations and access is subject to water availability. A permit may be needed and costs may apply as they are considered a commercial use.
  • Rural standpipes - access channels or reservoirs. These are managed by rural water corporations.

For more information, please visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Emergency water supply points:

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated December 5, 2019, 02:13 (UTC)
Created June 12, 2018, 04:01 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-VIC_Govt_DELWP-VIC_Govt_DELWP_datavic_WATER_EWSP
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List Access Security, Address, Average Flow Percentage, Casing Condition, Comments, Contact ID, Date Install, Date Last Checked, Geometry, Image Name, LGA Name, Latitude, Longitude, Metered Pump, Nearby Town, OHS Issues, Object ID, Point Types, Pump Condition, Pump Delivery Rate, Pump Fitting (50mm), Pump Fitting (CFA), Pump Fitting (Other), Pump Power Source, Pump Present, Pump Type, Pump Year of Manufacture, Quality, Quality of EC Unit, Sign Contact, Sign Direction, Sign Instructions, Sign Log Book, Sign Permits, Sign Present, Sign Quality, Sign Restrictions, Site Name, Status, Status Notes, Suitable for Use, Tank Condition, Tank Fitting (CFA), Tank Fitting (Other), Tank Present, Tank Size, URL
Attribution Government of Victoria - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, (2019): VIC DELWP - Emergency Water Supply Points (Points); accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of Victoria - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning 2019
Geometry Field SHAPE
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[140.96, -39.16], [149.98, -39.16], [149.98, -33.98], [140.96, -33.98], [140.96, -39.16]]]}