Energy and emissions

Barwon Water has set a target to achieve a 5% reduction in its direct and electricity-related emissions by 2018 (based on 2004–2005 levels). 


Sources of our carbon emissions

Delivering water, wastewater and recycled water services to our customers requires a significant amount of energy. Producing this energy generates a large amount of carbon dioxide. Treating wastewater also generates emissions of methane and nitrous oxide.

  Scope of our carbon footprint report PDF 722 KB


Carbon footprint reporting

In 2009, we began reporting on our carbon footprint under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act (NGER) 2007. Estimated emissions are calculated using actual data for our facilities.

  Carbon footprint report 2012–2013 PDF 280 KB


Actions to reduce our emissions

Barwon Water's Greenhouse Strategy identifies a range of actions to reduce the organisation's greenhouse emissions, based on the EPA's Carbon Management Principles

  Carbon footprint actions report PDF 266 KB