We are proposing some changes to our Permanent Water Saving Plan, and would like your feedback.
The proposed changes are in line with a statewide review of the current permanent water saving rules in place across Victoria.
Our community are excellent water savers. Thanks to their efforts, solid winter rain and new infrastructure, Geelong's storages are in excellent shape.
The proposed changes are designed to lock in water saving behaviour adopted during the drought and to establish more consistency across Victoria.
The draft Permanent Water Saving Plan can be downloaded using the link below. You can also contact us for a printed copy.
Under the proposed Permanent Water Saving Plan:
We welcome your feedback on the proposed changes.
Feedback must be in writing to Barwon Water, PO Box 659 Geelong VIC 3220, or by email.
Submissions close Thursday 17 November 2011.
Please note: We will share your feedback with the Department of Sustainability and Environment for the purpose of analysing broader community views. We may contact you if we need to clarify your input or seek more information from you.
The Permanent Water Saving Plan currently applies across Barwon Water's entire service region.
Given Geelong's healthy water storage levels and new water sources, staged water restrictions are not expected in the greater Geelong region in the near future.
However, water restrictions may be required in Colac, Apollo Bay, Aireys Inlet and/or Lorne when storage is limited, or during times of drought. For instance, Apollo Bay will be subject to seasonal (summer) restrictions until a new water storage is completed in 2014.