Environmental protection is important to us. We build environmental planning, management and design into our work.
We aim to reduce and avoid harmful impacts on the natural and built environment where possible.
We test catchment water quality to protect our water supply system.
We use Our environment plan to manage environmental risks and impacts. We update it yearly. Read our Environment Compliance and Performance Report to learn more about our environmental performance.
Each month we test water quality at our wastewater treatment plants, water filtration plants and at the advanced water treatment plant. We publish summaries in our pollution monitoring data reports.
Read our Balanced sustainability scorecard to find out more about our economic, social and environmental performance.
We use an Environmental Management System (EMS) to protect the environment in our day to day operations.
The EMS helps us manage, review, correct, and improve our activities and operations to minimise our impacts on the environment. It's certified to international standard AS/NZS ISO14001:2004.
This means we have:
- demonstrated due diligence in environmental management
- top management commitment
- predictable and consistent processes
- reduced waste management costs
- reduced use of energy and materials.
We invite community and stakeholder input and try to have a low impact on the environment.
We regularly test the water supply to ensure we're providing high quality water.