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A rural water service which provides for the collection and removal of water at a specified level of service targeted at increasing sustainability through a reduction in waterlogging and land salinisation and which confers common obligations on customers.
Drainage services are classified into three sub-categories:
n Piped Sub-Surface Drainage Service: A service which collects and removes excess groundwater through a series of collector pipes.
n Pumped Sub-Surface Drainage Service: A service which collects and removes excess groundwater through one or more pumps. In some circumstances, pumped sub-surface drainage and piped sub-surface drainage are combined and the reporting agency should report against the primary service with explanatory comment provided.
n Surface drainage service: A service which collects and removes irrigation induced excess surface water, generally through surface drains.
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