Our Urban Water Strategy identifies what we need to do to ensure urban and industrial water availability in our region for the next 50 years.
Climate change, population growth and droughts put pressure on our water systems. Through the Urban Water Strategy, we put plans in place to respond to these challenges.
The strategy gives an overview of the capacity of our water supply and wastewater systems now and into the future, compared with our expected demand for these services. This allows us to identify if and when we’ll need to take action to ensure the ongoing reliability of our water and wastewater services.
The Urban Water Strategy takes a long term view with a flexible approach, so it can be adapted to ensure we manage risks to service delivery and take action at the right time. Any actions that are needed in the next five years can be considered as part of our next Price Submission.
The 2017 UWS was approved by our Gippsland Water Board on 24 March 2017.
Victorian water corporations, like us, plan for local water needs through Urban Water Strategies, which are renewed every five years. Our service area is part of the Central and Gippsland Region Sustainable Water Strategy, which is managed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and renewed every 10 years. The Sustainable Water Strategy considers issues at a regional scale, whereas our Urban Water Strategy is at a local level.
Find out more about the strategies in place to secure water for the future across Victoria.