2811 Water Supply

Latest release
Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)
Reference period
2006 (Revision 2.0)

2811 Water Supply

This class consists of units mainly engaged in the bulk storage or distribution of water. Also included are units mainly engaged in the treatment of water prior to or during distribution in the water supply system. The water supply system may include pumping stations, aqueducts and/or distribution mains.

Primary activities

  • Dam operation (water supply)
  • Desalination plant operation
  • Mineral water supply from the ground
  • Water distribution by pipeline
  • Water filtration plant operation
  • Water reservoir operation
  • Water supply for irrigation
  • Water supply pumping station operation
  • Water supply system operation


Units mainly engaged in

  • the construction or repair of water storage dams, mains or pumping stations are included in Class 3109 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction;
  • operating sewerage or drainage systems or sewage treatment plants are included in Class 2812 Sewerage and Drainage Services;
  • the purification and bottling of water for retail sale are included in Division C Manufacturing; and
  • operating irrigation systems are included in Class 0529 Other Agriculture and Fishing Support Service
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