Barwon Water is an environmental business. Our core activities to provide water, sewerage and recycled water services are linked to the natural environment.
Our region is home to some of Australia’s most iconic natural environments and flora and fauna species. It includes the coastal environment of the Great Ocean Road, temperate rainforests of the Otway Ranges, native grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plains, grassy woodlands of the Brisbane Ranges and the internationally recognised Ramsar Wetlands of the lower Barwon River.
We aim to provide quality water and sewerage services in an environmentally responsible manner.
Water supply has a significant impact on waterway environments, as well as groundwater-dependent ecosystems linked to underground aquifers.
We aim to minimise the impact of our water supply, and to protect and enhance our catchments.
Many of our water supply and sewerage sites are rich in biodiversity.
When we plan and construct new infrastructure and manage our land, we aim to protect, enhance and restore land and biodiversity values.
The bulk of Barwon Water’s carbon emissions are generated indirectly, through the consumption of electricity.
We have been identifying and pursuing opportunities to optimise the efficiency of our water supply and sewerage operations since 2005, with an aim to combat climate change through a reduction in our overall carbon emissions.
In order to provide water, sewerage and recycled water services to customers, Barwon Water procures a wide range of goods and services.
We embed environmental considerations into all processes for procurement and use of goods and services.
As a provider of sewerage services to the region, Barwon Water is in the business of waste management.
In addition to receiving waste through our sewerage services, our operations produce a range of waste products.
We manage these wastes in accordance with EPA requirements and industry practice.