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Environmental planning

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Planning for the future

There are long term challenges in planning for the future. These include:

  • Land management
  • Climate variability
  • Population growth
  • Carbon emissions

We monitor water levels and trends daily and use the latest environmental, social and demographic information to prepare a long term estimate for the demand and availability of water. Our expectations for the next 50 years are outlined in our Urban Water Strategy.

Our Annual Water Outlook draws on current storage levels and water resource modelling to forecast supply security for the year ahead.

We have developed a number of strategic environmental goals and actions for our operations. Key goals include:

  • To improve our knowledge of the biodiversity and ecological management processes on our land
  • To recover threatened species and ecosystems – appropriately manage significant natural assets, species and ecosystems
  • To maximise the use of our land for multiple functions
  • To increase business efficiency while increasing environmental performance
  • To deliver sustainable products to our customers for present and future generations

About Us

Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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Free drinking water initiative

Did you know that you can access free tap water at refill locations across the Latrobe Valley?

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Contact Us

55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500

Fax: (03) 5174 0103

Interpreter service: 1313 450


TTY: 1800 555 677

Email: contactus@gippswater.com.au