Barwon Water's 2010-11 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament yesterday.
The report, reveals a total spend of more than $176 million - a record for a 12-month period.
Several major projects contributed to the record, including the Northern Water Plant, Melbourne to Geelong Pipeline, preliminary work on the Black Rock recycled water plant and ongoing replacement of the Colac supply pipeline
Other highlights included a decrease in total water use despite the easing of water restrictions. Regional metered water consumption was 27,510 million litres, down from 27,913 million litres the previous year and 38,459 million litres five years earlier.