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.

Renewable energy initiative a finalist in Banksia Sustainability Awards

Melbourne Water has been named a finalist in the 2018 Banksia Sustainability Awards for its project to harness hydroelectricity from Melbourne’s water supply.

Following completion of the ‘Making Every Drop Count’ project, Melbourne Water has 14 hydro-electric plants - equivalent to powering more than 14,100 homes.

The Banksia Sustainability Awards aim to raise the profile of current sustainability issues facing Australia and recognise organisations who have developed initiatives to address these issues.

Melbourne Water General Manager Major Program Delivery, Eamonn Kelly, welcomed the nomination.

“Innovation and collaboration are at the cornerstones of everything we do as a business,” he said.

“Sustainability is a core focus for Melbourne Water and we are delighted to have been named finalist for the 2018 Banksia Sustainability Awards.”

The 2018 Banksia Sustainability Awards, will be held on the 29 November at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

More information about the 2018 Banksia Sustainability Awards is available on the Banksia Foundation website.

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