Westernport Water believes it is important to invest in environmental and sustainability initiatives

202 solar panels have been installed at key Westernport Water sites. The panels are expected to generate 108,300 kWh solar electricity annually.

The water sector is also working together with 12 other water corporations to reduce energy costs and emissions through Zero Emissions Water (ZEW). It will be able to purchase solar power at bulk prices from Kiamal solar farm, cutting costs, and reducing greenhouse emissions by 80,000 tonnes a year.

Project budget

Stage 1 – $0.411 million (completed)

Stage 2 – $50,000 (to begin soon)

Solar panel installations

Stage 1

Solar panels 202

  • Church St Pump Station (3.0kW, 8 panels)
  • Newhaven (33kW, 88 panels)
  • King Road Wastewater Treatment Plant (39.8kW, 106 panels)

Stage 2

  • Cowes Wastewater Treatment Plant (99kW)

How will this impact the community?

By consuming less power, Westernport Water is reducing the amount of toxic fumes released into the environment, which conserves our areas natural resources and protect ecosystems from destruction.

Contact us

Please email westport@westernportwater.com.au or call 1300 720 711 if you would like more information about the project.