Our officers have a broad range of powers to enter premises and gather evidence, such as photos and samples. They can also compel the individual or entity under investigation to provide records and answer questions relating to that investigation.
Serious, substantiated and wilful acts of non-compliance will face the full force of the law. Where non-compliance occurs out of ignorance with minimal harm we will look to educational measures.
Find out more about the range of technologies we use to monitor and assess compliance with water laws.
Here you will find information on NRAR's Outreach Program and how it helps water users to understand and comply with the water rules.
As part of providing transparent and accountable enforcement of NSW water laws, NRAR publishes the details of its enforcement actions here.