The Board of South East Water is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Terri Benson as its new Managing Director following an extensive local and international recruitment process. Ms Benson will take up the position on 29 May.
Representing the water sector, South East Water will join forces with industry, government, research and not-for-profit organisations to advance soil health in Australian agriculture, and help develop more sustainable food production systems for our farmers.
With the terms of 89 existing water corporation directors, including seven chairpersons, expiring on 30 September 2017, the Minister for Water, the Hon Lisa Neville MP, is inviting expressions of interest in these positions.
Households are reminded to be aware of water use and Target 155 as a new study reveals that outdoor watering has nearly doubled since the start of summer, with almost a third of watering taking place during the warmest part of the day.
South East Water’s Frankston head office is expected to meet more than 10 per cent of its energy needs using solar power, thanks to a new 99kW rooftop solar panel installation.
South East Water’s Peninsula ECO project has received a top industry award in recognition of its unique approach to customer engagement. The Australian Utility Innovators Award, which considers projects across the water and energy sectors, comes as Peninsula ECO connected its 2000th customer, just 24 months after connections commenced.
For the first time in Australia, solar technology is being used to power a pressure sewer system at the Truemans Road Recreation Reserve, future-proofing sports club facilities for the local community, and opening up new possibilities for the provision of wastewater facilities in remote areas.
The Victorian Government today announced the completion of a $60m upgrade to South East Water’s Mt Martha Water Recycling Plant, which will deliver a vital alternative source of water for local business and community organisations, while reducing the environmental impact of its water treatment processes. Sales of the first lots at the ground-breaking Aquarevo residential development in south-east Melbourne will commence this month, following the official opening of Aquarevo Discovery Centre today. Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville visited the centre to see first-hand the range of innovative water solutions to be installed in each home, which will enable residents to cut drinking water demand by up to 70 per cent, and reduce stormwater run-off by 25 per cent.
The Victorian Government today announced the completion of a $60m upgrade to South East Water’s Mt Martha Water Recycling Plant, which will deliver a vital alternative source of water for local business and community organisations, while reducing the environmental impact of its water treatment processes.
South East Water and its contractor project teams have been recognised at the 2016 Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Victorian Earth Awards, taking out two wins for excellence in civil construction, and qualifying for the national awards in November.
Primary and secondary schools across south-eastern Melbourne are estimated to have saved almost 330 million litres – equivalent to 130 Olympic swimming pools – under a water efficiency program run by the Victorian Government and supported by South East Water.
South East Water is reminding plumbers and industry contractors of the dangers associated with lifting maintenance hole covers or accessing sewer systems, and that entry without accreditation may result in prosecution.
South East Water is celebrating its 21st birthday with a retrospective look at how the Victorian water authority has strived to meet the needs of customers over the years, and how this has prepared it for the challenges of the future. Every Friday, South East Water will share flashbacks, fun facts and historic milestones from the last 21 years on social media, and look at South East Water’s role in driving improvements to the water and sewer services we take for granted today.
In an Australian first, South East Water has begun testing a new low-powered communications technology that aims to extend the use of real-time monitoring, and help to improve the reliability, efficiency and safety of its water and sewer assets.
South East Water has received approval from the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to slash the minimum drying and storage period for biosolids at two of its treatment plants, paving the way for significant cost savings while improving the nutrient value of its biosolids-based fertilizer product.
South East Water is teaming up with the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre (CUAC) and five other water and energy utilities to help establish a set of industry-wide principles to define a fair experience for customers.
South East Water, in partnership with South Gippsland Water, has completed installation of the 200th in-ground pressure sewer pump unit as part of the ground-breaking Poowong, Loch and Nyora Sewer Scheme.
Melbourne’s metropolitan water authorities are preparing for the first delivery of water from the Victorian Desalination Plant following an announcement today from the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, the Honourable Lisa Neville.
Aquarevo is on target to become Australia’s most water efficient large-scale housing development, and will leverage a unique collaboration between South East Water and Villawood Properties to revolutionise how water and sewerage services are provided to households and communities.
Managing expenses through the festive season and summer holidays can put extra heat on family budgets, but there are options available to make paying water and sewerage bills less stressful. South East Water and Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand are rolling out a summer campaign to help customers ease the financial burden at this time of year.