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Push for ‘stocktake’ of remote water supplies in SA | Stock Journal

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A “stocktake” of water services in regional and remote SA is needed, as a number of communities face ongoing issues accessing safe drinking water, according to SA Council of Social Service chief executive officer Ross Womersley.

Mr Womersley made the call in a recent online hearing to the Productivity Commission’s National Water Reform review, who are delivering a final report to the federal government in June.

He said the stocktake was needed “as a matter of priority” to better understand the extent of the issue within SA regions, address the causes, identify systemic challenges, and figure out the level of investment required to fix the problems.

“Water is one of the most fundamental basic human needs and access to safe, secure and…



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