Survey Participant Information - Water Supply and Sewerage Services Survey


Welcome to the help pages for the Water Supply and Sewerage Services Survey 2017-18.

These pages contain information designed to help businesses/organisations understand and complete the questions asked on the survey.


The Water Supply and Sewerage Services Survey is an annual survey that collects information on the amount of water extracted, supplied and discharged by the water supply and sewerage services industry in Australia. The data you provide in the survey will contribute to the compilation of the Water Account, Australia (cat. no. 4610.0).

To access further information about the survey, please see the Water Supply and Sewerage Services Survey 2017-18 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Examples provided in these FAQs are used to illustrate the meaning of the question, and should not be taken as an exhaustive list. If your question is not answered on these pages, you can also contact the free call (excluding mobile phones) phone number on the Contact Us page.

If your query relates to the Energy, Water and Environment Survey, please see the Energy, Water and Environment Survey - Help Page.


For common questions about participation in ABS business surveys, please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). For help using the online survey tool (eSurvey), please see eSurvey Help. For information about what to do if your business/organisation ceased operating before or during the 2017-18 period, please refer to Business Changes.

A full PDF copy of the survey can be downloaded for preview prior to completion. To access the survey PDF, go to the 'Preview of Survey Questions' navigation tab after logging into your survey account.

The ABS produces several economic surveys each year to generate data on various economic and environmental factors. We try not to burden businesses with multiple surveys; however, it is possible that your business/organisation may be selected more than once to reflect varying aspects of the Australian economy. If this is the case, please take the time to respond to each survey as your data is important in representing your industry. For information on how the ABS is reducing load placed on businesses, see Steps the ABS is taking to minimise reporting load placed on businesses.

ABS analysts may contact your business/organisation in the future if further clarification is required on the data provided.

Thank you for your time and contribution.