Welcome to the Water Directorate

Providing independent advice and technical support to Councils and Local Water Utilities across regional NSW.

Our Vision

The Water Directorate was established in 1999 as a technical resource for member councils. We provide:

  • an independent source of advice to councils on water and sewerage operations
  • direction on technical issues
  • networking opportunities for water and sewerage engineers to share knowledge and improve communication within the industry


Video: Griffith City Council shows how Water Directorate O&M manuals are used

Careers at Council features information and stories about the diversity of careers in local government and connects candidates to jobs in councils.  Most regional councils in NSW provide water and sewerage services for their communities and have a range of employment opportunities to explore. 
Read about the variety of roles in local government or search for jobs via the Jobs Page or Interactive Map.

New resources to promote careers in water

Free resources including short videos and fact sheets are now available from DPE, outlining the benefits of a career in the NSW water industry. You can download a careers flyer for high schools and a digital kit designed to help LWUs attract workers, plus other useful information.

Members Area

Download publications for free and access technical library.


More than 40 technical publications for sale.

Discussion Forum

Share problems and solutions with water industry peers.

Upcoming Events

11 Sep

Water Directorate Annual Forum and Networking Event

More information

Latest News

July 2024 e-news

09 Jul 2024

June 2024 e-news

12 Jun 2024

May 2024 e-news

09 May 2024

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