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Where does our water come from?

Our water is mainly sourced from rivers and reservoirs from across the region.

There are four major supply systems – Greater Geelong, Colac, Lorne and Apollo Bay.

Barwon Water constantly monitors its water storage levels to ensure there is enough water to meet demand. Daily data is available dating back to 2011.

To find out more about where your water comes from and current storage levels, visit Barwon Water’s website.


What will be the outcome of this project?

The purpose of the Water for our Future program is to work with our community to ultimately develop a new Urban Water Strategy that responds to our changing climate, population growth and availability of alternative water sources.

The Urban Water Strategy is a 50-year plan that outlines the actions required to manage demand for, and ensure sufficient supplies of, drinking water across our service region.

It is revisited every five years in response to a constantly changing water outlook and the variable nature of population growth and development.

Additionally, Barwon Water produces an Annual Water Outlook, which is a high-level overview of our supply systems’ capacity to provide sufficient water security in the short-term.


What is Barwon Water doing about climate change?

Our ability to provide reliable water is highly dependent on a stable climate.

Yet treating sewage and water is an energy-intensive process, resulting in Barwon Water being one of the main greenhouse gas emitters in our region.

We want to be part of the solution and are addressing climate change by committing to achieving zero net emissions by 2030 and 100% renewable electricity by 2025.

Our renewable energy projects, including a new three megawatt solar array at our Black Rock Water Reclamation Plant, help to drive down emissions, save on electricity costs and maintain downward pressure on customer prices.

Visit our website to find out more about our action on climate change.


Where does our water come from?

Our water is mainly sourced from rivers and reservoirs from across the region.

There are four major supply systems – Greater Geelong, Colac, Lorne and Apollo Bay.

Barwon Water constantly monitors its water storage levels to ensure there is enough water to meet demand. Daily data is available dating back to 2011.

To find out more about where your water comes from and current storage levels, visit Barwon Water’s website.


What will be the outcome of this project?

The purpose of the Water for our Future program is to work with our community to ultimately develop a new Urban Water Strategy that responds to our changing climate, population growth and availability of alternative water sources.

The Urban Water Strategy is a 50-year plan that outlines the actions required to manage demand for, and ensure sufficient supplies of, drinking water across our service region.

It is revisited every five years in response to a constantly changing water outlook and the variable nature of population growth and development.

Additionally, Barwon Water produces an Annual Water Outlook, which is a high-level overview of our supply systems’ capacity to provide sufficient water security in the short-term.


What is Barwon Water doing about climate change?

Our ability to provide reliable water is highly dependent on a stable climate.

Yet treating sewage and water is an energy-intensive process, resulting in Barwon Water being one of the main greenhouse gas emitters in our region.

We want to be part of the solution and are addressing climate change by committing to achieving zero net emissions by 2030 and 100% renewable electricity by 2025.

Our renewable energy projects, including a new three megawatt solar array at our Black Rock Water Reclamation Plant, help to drive down emissions, save on electricity costs and maintain downward pressure on customer prices.

Visit our website to find out more about our action on climate change.