Part of our Big Water Build
Right now, Coliban Water is tackling its Big Water Build. This five-year program of time critical, large-scale infrastructure projects will help secure safe and reliable drinking water, sewage and rural water services for generations to come.
The investments we're making will underpin our region's prosperity and help us address the challenges we face.
Improving how we treat and reuse sewage
We often refer to sewage as 'wastewater'. But advances in technology and treatment processes, mean this valuable resource can be reliably reclaimed and reused to support the liveability of our growing communities, local industry, and for improved environmental outcomes.
Like most of our infrastructure, our Water Reclamation Plants were built to support regional cities and towns that were much smaller. Today, these facilities are operating close to capacity and will not support growth in demand from projected population growth and climate change.
How we'll fund it
A combination of long-term debt and a modest increase to customer bills between 2023 and 2028 will fund our five-year Big Water Build. This will keep the average Coliban Water customer bill below the national average and safeguard our water infrastructure for the future.