“It’s damn hard work and sometimes it’s not that pretty.” Renelle Verkes is Crew Leader at Melbourne Water’s Warburton firefighting depot.
Melbourne Water staff remain onsite at Stony Creek to man pumps removing water impacted by the factory fire in West Footscray.
They've been described as a marvel of engineering - Melbourne's sewers - some of which are more than a century old, have certainly stood the test of time. Today Melbourne Water operates more than 400 kilometres of sewers around the city and treats up to 320,000 litres of sewage a year.
Consultation with the community has kicked off as part of a Melbourne Water project to ‘Reimagine Tarralla Creek’ in south east Melbourne.
A critical sewer pipeline that carries one fifth of Melbourne’s total sewage in the inner west is being upgraded after almost 90 years of continuous service.
Melbourne Water is a finalist in the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) 2018 Australasian ‘Organisation of the Year’ Core Values Award.
More than 3.6 million trees and other flora was planted by Melbourne Water over 20 years as part of its commitment to healthy waterways and the environment.