Water Trading

Water Trading

Sunwater participates in the water trading markets throughout its water supply schemes.

Sunwater has mechanisms in place to ensure that water trading activities are conducted in an equitable and transparent manner, and provide clarity to market participants. Details of these mechanisms are outlined in our Water Trading Code of Conduct.

Ruralco

One of Sunwater’s key mechanisms that ensures fairness in the trading process is the use of an independent water broker, Ruralco. In accordance with our Water Trading Ringfencing Guideline, Ruralco is physically and digitally removed from all information relating to Sunwater’s business to ensure that market sensitive information is not utilised in trading activities.

Water Exchange

Sunwater uses Ruralco’s online trading platform, Water Exchange for all temporary and permanent water trading activity. The platform is available for public use and we encourage all customers to consider using this platform for your own trading activities.

Ownership details are not listed on the platform, therefore, trading activities are confidential, however the data relating to pricing and volumes of trades are made publicly available.

Customers seeking to purchase water on the platform can do so by registering a trading account. For assistance in registering an account or to enquire about the Sunwater allocations available, contact Sunwater’s Ruralco water broker through the Ruralco website.

Please note, for water sold by Sunwater, customers are unable to complete temporary transfers through the Sunwater Online site, transfers will need to be processed through Ruralco directly. All temporary trades are subject to local conditions and require Sunwater’s approval after submission to the water broker.

Seasonal allocations for the 2020-21 water year

Sunwater’s seasonal allocations (water available for temporary trade) for the 2020-21 water year are now available to trade on the Water Exchange platform. A unique web page has been created for Sunwater customers to view the allocations available for each scheme. You can view the web page here.

For information on:

Water trades

For information on all water trades conducted across the water supply schemes for each financial year, please refer to the documents below.

Water Trades

2019-20

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Water Trades

2018-2019

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Water Trades

2017-2018

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Water Trades

2016-2017

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Water Trades

2015-2016

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Water Trades

2014-2015

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Audit reports

Annual Audit

Terms of Reference

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Audit Report

2018-2019

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Audit Report

2015-2018

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Audit Report

2015

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Audit Report

2014

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Audit Report

2013

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Audit Report

2012

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Audit Report

2011

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Audit Report

2010

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Audit Report

2009

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Audit Report

2008

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