Do you know where our water comes from?

Published Date:19 Aug 2022

Not from dams or desalination plants – Bunbury’s water is pumped by Aqwest from the Yarragadee Aquifer.

This large, fresh water source is deep underground and stretches from Geraldton in the north to the south coast of WA.

The aquifer stores about 1000 cubic kilometres of water.

While it is recharged with rainfall which percolates through the ground, it is still a limited resource which must be conserved and protected.

The water used now will affect the amount of water available in the future.

This photo shows how water is pumped from the Yarragadee Aquifer and treated by Aqwest before distribution to customers.