We’re working to ensure the future of our water supply and to help shape a more sustainable Melbourne.
- by reducing carbon emissions
- minimising sewage spills
- building a water efficient communities by using alternative water sources like rainwater, stormwater and recycled water.
What we do now
- 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.
- Provide information about water use and water efficiency to help residential customers with sustainable behaviours and to manage their bill.
- Participate in forums with councils to increase awareness of water issues and to identify priority projects.
What we’re planning to do
- Become carbon neutral by 2030.
- Reduce carbon emissions by 29% by the end of 2023 by implementing solar at a number of water recycling plants.
Reduce negative environmental impact through responsibly:
- Implementing an enhanced sewer monitoring program to minimise sewer spills.
- Donating up to $10,000 to a community group affected by a dry weather spill (we caused) in our area, that results in a beach closure.
Reduce water use through increased efficiency:
- Explore projects that leverage rainwater capture in their design to relieve pressure on drinking water supplies.
- Inform you of new ways to increase your water efficiency to help support a balanced approach to managing our water resources.
- Increase the supply of recycled water for those of you in growth regions connected to recycled water network, including in Cranbourne, Clyde, Officer and Pakenham.
- Explore opportunities to increase the supply of recycled water to agricultural customers.