Barwon Water (Barwon Region Water Corporation) is Victoria's largest regional urban water corporation.
We provide world class water, recycled water and sewerage services.
Barwon Water's head office is in Geelong, Victoria (Australia). We have customer service offices in Geelong, Colac, and Lorne.
Our area of responsibility stretches from Little River and the Bellarine Peninsula in the east, to Colac in the west, and from Meredith and Cressy in the north, to Apollo Bay on Victoria's south-west coast.
Our service area is approximately 8100 square kilometres.
We provide services to more than 291,000 permanent residents. Over the summer holiday period, our serviced population can reach 523,000 people.
Our customers are 92% residential and 8% commercial or industrial. Around 35% of consumption is attributed to business customers.
We manage almost $2 billion in assets, including:
Our water is sourced mainly from catchments on the upper Barwon and Moorabool rivers, and from underground aquifers deep below the Otway foothills.
As local employer of choice, we employ about 400 operational, engineering, strategic planning, financial and administrative staff.
Barwon Water was constituted in February 1994, but our history dates back more than 100 years, to the establishment of the Geelong Municipal Waterworks Trust in 1908.
Barwon Water is a statutory body under the Water Act.
We have an 8-member Board of Directors, and operate under a Statement of Obligations issued by the Minister for Water.
Our mission, promise and Strategic Intent provide a framework for our journey to become a high performance organisation.