You seek reassurance about future water supply and have confidence in our ability to help shape a more sustainable Melbourne.
- Reduce our carbon emissions
- Minimise sewage spills to the environment
- Create a water efficient community
What we do now
- Minimise our significant sewage spills to the environment to approximately 20 each year.
- Fishermans Bend – designing a strong integrated water system to deliver recycled water to Australia’s biggest urban renewal site which will house 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 80,000 people.
- Peninsula ECO project – installing a new sewer system along the southern Mornington Peninsula, which is replacing septic tank systems and treatment plants on about 16,500 properties.
- Aquarevo – working with Villawood Properties to create a residential development in Lyndhurst with homes plumbed with three types of water: drinking, recycled and rainwater.
- Target 155 – a voluntary water efficiency program encouraging you to use water responsibly and to aim for 155 litres per person per day.
- Education South East Water website – provides a range of free water resources and activities for teachers and students.
What we’re planning to do
- Become carbon neutral by 2030.
- Reduce carbon emissions by 29 per cent by the end of the next regulatory period by:
- implementing solar at a number of water recycling plants
- identifying new efficiency opportunities within our existing operations.
- Implement a program of enhanced sewer monitoring to look at ways to stop sewer spills.
- Monitor the level of significant spills to the environment.
- If we cause a dry weather spill in our area and it results in a beach closure we will donate up to $10,000 to a community group affected.
- Explore projects that have rainwater capture into their design to relieve pressure on drinking water supplies.
- Educate you about water efficiency to help support a balance approach to managing our water resources.
- Increase the level of drinking water substitution for those of you already connected to the recycled water network.
- Explore opportunities to increase the supply of recycled water to agricultural customers.
We’re proud to say that we’ve made a head start with some of these actions. You can read more about these in our 'Summary – 2018 Price Submission’.