Our path to net zero

29 October 2020
Audio described version

At Melbourne Water it's our job to ensure we have a secure water supply, a reliable sewage system and drainage network, and healthy rivers and creeks.

These services help make Melbourne a great place to live.

But climate change presents challenges to the world as we know it, including our water services.

Getting water to your home, and taking away and treating your sewage uses a lot of energy.

And that's why we're taking action on climate change.

We pledge to halve our carbon emissions by 2025.

We're also on a path to reduce them to net zero by 2030.

Net zero doesn't mean we won't be producing any carbon emissions, it means we will remove as much greenhouse gas from the atmosphere as we produce.

We've long adapted our operations to prepare for a changing climate.

We've already reduced our impact through lowering emissions, using sewage by-products such as biogas and biosolids as a resource, and generating more renewable energy.

But there's more to be done.

We'll continue to reduce our emissions as much as we can using available technologies.

That includes working with our partners, scientists, and the water sector to develop new ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

To make up for emissions that can't be reduced, we'll invest in carbon offsets.

Melbourne Water is taking action on climate change to enhance the life and liveability of our great city, now and into the future.

And that's why we're on a path to reduce our emissions to net zero by 2030.

To find out more, visit our website.