The report highlights Westernport Water’s significant investment in water security and shows the Corporation’s commitment to developing local water and wastewater solutions.
- The construction and commissioning of the Class A recycled water treatment plant in June 2012 at the Cowes Wastewater Treatment Plant. The new plant is capable of producing 340ML per year of Class A recycled water and will offset the use of drinking water, plus reduce wastewater discharge to ocean. This new water resource will supply new residential areas and commercial businesses along the distribution system from Ventnor to Rhyll. The Class A treatment plant has the capacity for 680ML per year in the future.
- Completion and successful installation of a 450mmm diameter high density polyethylene under channel water main beneath the eastern entrance of Western Port between San Remo and Phillip Island. This now provides a secure water supply pipeline to Phillip Island supplementary to the pipeline attached to the underside of the bridge.
- Successful transition to a new water treatment process Chloramination, resulted in improved drinking water quality and reduced water quality complaints. The new treatment process has successfully reduced the amount of chemicals required and has enhanced drinking water taste and appearance.
- Continued development and integration of corporate systems has provided operational teams with greater understanding of asset performance and reliability. This information is strategically used to develop works programs, and has effectively shifted the focus to preventative rather than reactive maintenance and provides rapid response to customer calls.