Westernport Water’s draft Water Supply Demand Strategy (WSDS) is now available for public comment. The WSDS outlines a robust plan to balance the demand for water and the water resources available to our region.
Prepared on a five year basis, the 2013-2018 WSDS provides a long-term 50 year outlook, reviewing all available sources of water to secure supply. It considers social, environmental and economic costs and benefits, alongside the risk factors associated with population growth and climate change.
“Effective water planning ensures we are able to provide a reliable and affordable water supply that meets our customers’ current and future water needs,” said Westernport Water Managing Director Murray Jackson.
“To fully explore all options, our WSDS has been prepared in consultation with various stakeholders and specialists, creating a plan that details our responsibilities and accountabilities while still remaining adaptable to changing conditions.”
“I believe our strategy has adopted a strong approach to tackle the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities ahead. A public consultation period for the WSDS will be conducted until Friday 30 December 2011; I invite the community to view the strategy on our website and submit any suggestions or comments,” Mr. Jackson said.
To obtain a copy of the draft WSDS and feedback form, visit the ‘Water Plan 3’ section or contact our Customer Service team on 1300 720 711.
Westernport Water is responsible for supplying drinking water, recycled water, and sewerage services to customers on Phillip Island and the district between Archies Creek and The Gurdies.