- Potable water is used in an efficient and conservative manner
- Water Sensitive Design is used to reduce the quantity and increase the quality of stormwater runoff
- Wastewater and stormwater are reused on site where practicable
Water is a limited resource. Integrating water sensitive design mechanisms into a development contributes to environmental sustainability by improved the efficiency of water use and reducing the volumes, and increasing the quality, of stormwater runoff.
Water can be conserved by reducing water demand from the mains and by re-using water, which would otherwise be lost as stormwater runoff or wastewater.