Murrumbidgee Catchment

The use of water from the Murrumbidgee River commenced in May 2007 from a location near the Cotter Pumping Station to supplement water from the ACT’s then depleted water storages.

The Murrumbidgee River is one of Australia's major rivers and many communities use it as their source of water. For decades, major towns upstream and downstream of Canberra, such as Cooma and Wagga Wagga, have been drawing water from the Murrumbidgee River, treating it and safely using it for drinking water supply.