Sustainability at Westernport Water
What is it?
Sustainability is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. From the World Commission on Environment and Development’s (the Brundtland Commission) report Our Common Future (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987).
What does it mean to Westernport Water?
At Westernport Water, sustainability means we consider the environmental, social and financial impacts of our decisions or projects – locally in the Westernport region, and globally when considering challenges such as climate change. Sustainability is a critical element in the provision of our water and wastewater services. We are firmly committed to environmental sustainability in our activities and across the region. As we move to secure water supplies for all our customers in the long-term, Westernport Water will strive to cut the environmental footprint of its business.
Westernport Water has a rain garden at the Newhaven office, that captures the water off the roof watering the plants, making use of every drop. This improves water quality by naturally filtering the water that ultimately ends up in our water ways. Do your bit for the environment and help protect our waterways by creating a raingarden. Melbourne Water has recently launched its ‘10,000 Raingardens Program’ and is encouraging people to build raingardens in their backyards and home environments, with the target of constructing 10,000 raingardens by 2013. For more information, visit the Melbourne Water website.