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20 September 2019

South East Water pop-up at Bayside These School Holidays

Heading into Frankston during school holidays? Swing by Bayside Shopping Centre and say hello to us at our special pop-up stall opposite Coles. As a bonus, if you stop by and check your details are up-to-date with us, you’ll go in a draw for a chance to win your next water bill on us (up to the value of $500).

3 September 2019 

A fresh approach: our Corporate Plan 2019–24

 
We’re pleased to share our government-endorsed Corporate Plan 2019–24 – our roadmap to creating a better world for our customers.
 

23 August

Terri Benson named one of Victoria's Top 50 Public Sector Women

We’re thrilled to announce the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria has named our Managing Director, Terri Benson as one of the Top 50 Public Sector Women Victoria for 2019.

22 August 2019

Affordable and sustainable living – South East Water opens own home at Aquarevo

South East Water, Villawood Properties and Arden Homes today celebrated the launch of South East Water’s Aquarevo House with Minister for Water, Lisa Neville at the Aquarevo development in Lyndhurst.

21 August 2019 

South East Water community grant applications now open

At South East Water, we’ve launched a new Community Grants program to improve the health and liveability of Port Phillip Bay and Western Port for communities that live, work and play in our region.

2 August 2019

Tap and plug into PropertyConnect services online

Great news, you’ll now be able to manage your tapping and plugging bookings online 24/7 through our dedicated property and development industry portal, PropertyConnect®.

 

19 July 2019

South East Water and community team up on tap water

Over the next six months we’re making it easier for you to choose tap by installing 20 public water fountains across Melbourne’s south-east.  

 

16 July 2019

Procurement decisions making a difference

We’re creating a better world and one way we’re doing this is through delivering social and sustainable benefits to the communities in Melbourne’s south-east.

10 July 2019

Let's talk about desal

As Melburnians, we’re using the same amount of water as we did in 1980 – even though our population has doubled. This shows that Melbourne has done a great job continuing to be water wise beyond the millennium drought.

10 July 2019

Using IoT technology to protect Dandenong Creek

Along with our commercial arm Iota, we’ll be trialling seven Advanced BlokAid® devices throughout the Dandenong Creek catchment areas to monitor stormwater drains for illegal disposal.

8 July 2019

Recycled water study kicks off to support local irrigators

Irrigators in Tyabb and Somerville could soon reap the benefits of recycled water to sustain their farms, if a new feasibility study to supply the area with Class A recycled water proves viable.

17 June 2019

Our five-year customer commitment – how we're tracking

In 2018 we made a five-year commitment to you based on what many of you told us you value the most. Since then, we’ve been working hard to deliver on our five customer outcomes. Here's an update on how we're tracking.

7 June 2019

South East Water joins 'Living Melbourne'

At South East Water we're proud to mark World Environment Day 2019 by joining Resilient Melbourne and The Nature Conservancy in announcing a new metropolitan wide urban forest strategy for Melbourne called Living Melbourne: our metropolitan urban forest.

27 May 2019

Our biggest industrial pressure sewer installation ever


We’re celebrating a new milestone with the installation and commissioning of one of our largest pressure sewers installation to date. Living our value of ‘we’re bold’, we undertook this project with the courage to challenge ourselves and with the aim to excel.

24 May 2019

Welcoming Cambodian visitors to South East Water


Earlier this month, we gave a big welcome to a Cambodian delegation to WatersEdge to have a look at how our organisation operates. The delegation consisted of members of the Cambodian Water Association (CWA), Cambodian Ministry (Minister of Industry and Handicrafts, Minister of Rural Development) and advisory unit 3i/Palladium.

16 May 2019

Stolen water meters in Dandenong South


Illegal removal of our larger water meters is an ongoing issue for us at South East Water. Thieves often target them due to their scrap metal value. This also includes any metals that are associated with plumbing fittings.

14.05.2019

Injecting new life into biosolids in Victoria


At South East Water, we don’t see wastewater as waste. That’s why we recycle it for reuse, and are now investigating new ways to use biosolids – a by-product of the wastewater treatment process.

9 May 2019

AWA National Awards 2019 – we've got two reasons to celebrate


We’re happy to announce that we’ve taken out the Research Innovation category at the prestigious Australian Water Association National Awards on Wednesday 8 May.

6 May 2019

Welcoming new contractors to the family


We’re thrilled to welcome Comdain Infrastructure to our family of contractors, and to continue our 15+ year relationship with Interflow.

23 April 2019

South East Water signs innovative energy deal with Victorian water sector


South East Water will join 12 other leading Victorian water corporations in a new energy partnership that will help to minimise greenhouse gas emissions and maintain affordable water bills for customers.  

18 April 2019

OzWater'19 – we’ll be there, and we’ll be transforming our world


Ozwater, the biggest annual water industry event in the southern hemisphere, is back in Melbourne from 7 – 9 May and we’ll be participating in a big way.

 

10 April 2019

Pioneering water companies join forces to drive innovation for future generations


Water companies from around the globe are joining forces to form the World Water Innovation Fund, which aims to find, develop and accelerate the ground-breaking technologies that will make a real difference to peoples’ lives across the world.

 

4 April 2019

Support for our community affected by Bunyip State Park bushfires


In recent weeks, we’ve been saddened to see how the Cardinia Shire community has been among the most affected by the Bunyip State Park fires. We'd like to let those who have been affected know, we're here to help.

 

4 April 2019

Kids to have a splashing good time at Melbourne Museum these school holidays.


Parents will be able to teach their kids about the importance of saving water when they visit the ‘Shower Superstars’ activity hub at Melbourne Museum these school holidays.We’re jointly running the activity hub with our friends from Yarra Valley Water and City West Water from 6–21 April.

 

29 March 2019

Get instant access to asset information with SEWmap


At South East Water we’ve developed an app which provides instant access to information on our assets.

26 March 2019

Digital Utilities 2019 – we’re in the spotlight!


Our Operations Technology Manager, Andrew Forster-Knight was awarded Utility Innovator of the Year at the Digital Utility Awards on Thursday 21 March.