Video: Melbourne Water: Enhancing Life and Liveability of Greater Melbourne
0:00 For more than 125 years Melbourne water has made a vital contribution to greater
0:05 Melbourne's famous lifestyle.
0:07 Future challenges for our city are complex.
0:10 Long-term climate change means less predictability and an estimated
0:15 population of 8 million by 2051 will only place a greater demand on our services.
0:20 At Melbourne water we don't work alone.
0:22 We collaborate with a wide range of partners that are aligned with our values to deliver all that we do.
0:27 Led by community expectations, we strive to continuously innovate our proven technologies,
0:32 and improve the services we deliver to ensure maximum value while
0:37 keeping prices as low as possible.
0:39 We are responsible for the capture, storage and
0:42 treatment of some of the highest quality drinking water in the world.
0:47 Supplying it to the city's water retailers who deliver this water to homes and businesses.
0:51 Within Melbourne Water we end up getting around 50,000 samples
0:55 across 160 different sites.
0:58 So we're always innovating to make sure that we've meet
1:01 the strict water quality guidelines that were given.
1:03 It really is some of the best and most affordable water in the world.
1:07 Our sewage system is vital to Melbourne's health
1:09 safely transporting the majority of Greater Melbourne sewage to our two
1:14 treatment plants at Werribee in the West and Bangholme in the East.
1:17 Here at our Western treatment plant, we treat over half of Greater Melbourne sewerage
1:23 As part of the process we also produce recycled water which is sold to customers for
1:27 agriculture use or your local parks and gardens.
1:31 We also have on-site one of Australia's favorite wetlands for bird watchers which receives visitors not
1:36 only from Australia but all over the world.
1:38 As the floodplain manager for the Greater Melbourne region, we help to
1:42 reduce the risk of floods through our integrated drainage and flood management services.
1:47 Rivers, estuaries and wetlands are central to everyday life.
1:51 Sustaining a complex ecosystem of plants, animals and people.
1:55 We protect and improve our waterways for the benefit of the community now, and into the future.
2:02 Many people don't realize that Melbourne Water manages 25,000 kilometers of waterways.
2:06 Today we're collecting water samples to look for platypus DNA.
2:10 The fact that we're even finding them in this waterway is a great indicator of waterway health.
2:14 Through initiatives like hydroelectric and solar power generation
2:18 capturing biogas to produce electricity and driving electric vehicles.
2:23 We are leading the way by planning for our operations to be carbon neutral by 2030.
2:27 In all that we do we strive to balance the natural and built environments and
2:32 make the most of all the infrastructure and assets that we look after.
2:36 We are helping to build a more water sensitive city.
2:38 One where we use water more efficiently and sustainably.
2:42 Guided by our vision of creating healthy people, healthy places and a healthy environment.
2:47 Our passionate team of experts help make Greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live
2:52 Melbourne water enhancing life and liveability.