Using water from natural underground sources to offset water consumption

Water from natural underground sources (for instance aquifer water accessed via boreholes) cannot be used to offset:

  • NC / RFO: potable water consumption.
  • IU: utility supplied water consumption.

A significant amount of water used for public consumption is already drawn from aquifers. Private boreholes may be drawing water from the same sources as public utility companies.

27-Mar-2024 - Title and text updated to broaden definition. Scheme applicability updated.