As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.

How we generate energy

​It takes a lot of energy to deliver safe water, remove and treat sewage, and manage drainage and waterways across Melbourne. See how we're generating renewable energy from treating sewage and from hydroelectric power stations, fuel for agriculture - and how we're working toward net zero carbon emissions.  


The anaerobic lagoon at the Western Treatment Plant


Find out how we convert sewage into electricity by combusting biogas.


Learn more about biogas




AGL Power Generation Plant, Western Treatment Plant


We have 14 hydroelectric power stations installed in our water supply network, which generate approximately 55,000 megawatt hours of electricity each year, enough to power over 9,000 homes. These power stations generate energy from the flow and pressure of moving water, and feed it back into the electricity grid.


Learn about hydropower







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Our path to net zero emissions

Solar panels at the Eastern Treatment Plant

Find out how we're reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to address the challenges of climate chance, help protect the environment and preserve Melbourne's liveability for future generations. 


Learn more


Last updated:
6 October 2022