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Survey Participant Information - Water Supply and Sewerage Services Survey

Water Supply and Sewerage Services Survey


Welcome to online help for the Water Supply and Sewerage Services Survey (WSSS). This page contains information designed to assist businesses/organisations understand and complete the questions asked on the WSSS.

For general information about participation in business surveys, please refer to Business Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

For further information on ABS run surveys, please refer to the ABS Surveys Charter which specifies the standards involved in all our surveys.

For help using the online survey tool (eSurvey) please see eSurvey Help.

If you have problems in completing this form, or feel that you may have difficulties meeting the due date, please contact the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on 1800 066 744 freecall (excluding mobile phones).


The WSSS is an annual survey that collects information on the amount of water extracted, supplied and discharged by the water supply and sewerage service industry in Australia. The information collected will be used to compile the Water Account, Australia (cat. no. 4610.0) publication which contains information on the supply and use of water in the Australian economy in both physical and monetary terms.


For Water Supply and Sewerage Services Survey related questions please see the Survey Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


The following ABS publications present related information on water:

In addition, the following publications present economy-wide industry data:


ABS publications draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated; without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.


For further assistance in completing the Water Supply and Sewerage Services Survey, please contact the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Freecall (excluding mobile phones) 1800 066 744.
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