Westernport Water welcomes the community to its Annual Open Forum

Westernport Water is pleased to invite the community to attend its Annual Open Forum for 2011.

The Forum will be held during National Water Week on Thursday 20 October between 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Westernport Water’s Newhaven office.
Managing Director, Mr Murray Jackson, will present the Corporation’s Annual Report, which showed a $2.1 million dollar profit for the 2010/2011 financial year.
Performance highlights in the Annual Report were:
  • Implementation of a Global Information System (GIS) and a System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) control system, enabling remote monitoring of all water and sewerage systems.
  • Continued community support with the introduction of a Hydration Station made available to the community, clubs, and sporting organisations, helping add value to events through the provisions of fresh drinking water
  • Achieving a second consecutive full year without lost time injury, reflecting well on existing work culture and showing the benefits of investment in training and job planning
  • Third consecutive year without water restrictions through good rainfall volumes, effective water management and excellent water conservation efforts from our customers.
  • Completing significant maintenance programs on our water supply line, including a scouring project, delivering significant water quality benefits to the community.
Mr Jackson will also discuss Westernport Water’s ‘Water Security Outlook’, covering changes to the Permanent Water Saving Rules legislature and an overview of the Water Supply & Demand Strategy (WSDS)
The WSDS outlines the steps taken to ensure Westernport Water can provide a consistent water supply for its customers. Projects like the Candowie Reservoir Upgrade and the Phillip Island Recycled Water Scheme, coupled with integrated water management solutions, will guarantee that we can continue to maintain a healthy volume of water in storage.
The presentation will feature information displays regarding some of our major initiatives this year and our water specialists and staff will also be on hand to answer any queries or questions that customers may have about their water service.
The forum is being conducted as part of National Water Week 2011, which emphasises the importance of water education. This year’s theme is ‘Healthy Catchments, Healthy Communities’, focusing on the need to take care of our waterways and catchments. The Corporation will also present its new logo.
To register for our Annual Open Forum or for more information about our current events, visitwww.westernportwater.com.au or contact our Customer Service team on 1300 720 711