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Helping you conserve water this summer

Helping you conserve water this summer

22 December 2022 While we have experienced a wetter winter and spring than usual, water conservation is now a part of everyday life, with permanent water-saving rules applying all year round. The good news is that East Gippsland Water can help residents save water and...

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Recycled water releases halted through festive season

Recycled water releases halted through festive season

21 December 2022 Recycled water releases have ceased for the festive season, following a successful period of releases combined with irrigation. Unrelenting rain due to consecutive La Nina weather events resulted in the need for recycled water releases at several...

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Water calls Abby from recreation to profession

Water calls Abby from recreation to profession

19 December 2022 Abby Matthews has always felt at home in the great outdoors, growing up on the water at Newlands Arm. The keen wakeboarder and water sports enthusiast has now taken her hobby and is creating a career for herself, beginning a traineeship at East...

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Essential Services Commission survey has begun

Essential Services Commission survey has begun

7 December 2022 The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has begun its quarterly customer perception survey, which means some locals may receive a phone call asking about East Gippsland Water. The calls are independent of East Gippsland Water, however it is a...

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Recycled water release at Cann River

Media Release issued: 1 December 2022 Update: The Cann River recycled water release ceased on 19 December. Due to ongoing extreme wet weather conditions, the Cann River wastewater treatment lagoons have reached capacity and recycled water will soon be released into...

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2021 Media Releases
2020 Media Releases

Customer reception re-opens in Bairnsdale

14 December 2020 East Gippsland Water’s customer service counter is once again open for business, following the Victorian Government’s easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. The office front counter at 133 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale is open on weekdays from...

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Essential bushfire recovery work at Mallacoota

5 November, 2020East Gippsland Water is about to commence essential bushfire recovery work at its wastewater treatment facility in Mallacoota – focusing on 47 hectares of fire-damaged tree plantation and irrigation infrastructure, which together play a key role in the...

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2019 Media Releases

Stage 2 water restrictions from 13 January

18 December, 2019Continuing extreme dry conditions mean East Gippsland Water will bring in Stage 2 water restrictions for all customers reliant on the Mitchell River supply system* and Buchan River from Monday 13 January.The East Gippsland region is experiencing its...

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2018 Media Releases

Still time to apply for an environmental grant

There is still time to submit an application for Round 2 of the East Gippsland Water-funded Native Vegetation and Habitat Creation Grants program, which is open to educational and not-for-profit community groups across the region.Grants are available for new and...

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2017 Media Releases

Replacement of Bairnsdale Main Street pipeline complete

East Gippsland Water’s replacement of 500m of 112 year old water pipeline along Main Street in Bairnsdale’s CBD is now complete. The new section of pipeline, installed between the intersections with Pyke Street and Bailey Street, will help maintain the reliability and...

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Targeting illegal pipe connections

The illegal connection of stormwater pipes into the reticulated sewer system is costing East Gippsland Water, and ultimately customers, some $180,000 a year to address, as well as impacting on the reliability of sewerage services and the environment. Over the last ten...

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2016 Media Releases

Mo Bros 2016

East Gippsland Water’s dedicated team of Mo Bros have raised more than $1,600 for their moustache-growing efforts, as part of the annual Movember fundraising drive. The moustachioed team of six made the pledge to reject razors throughout November, choosing instead to...

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2015 Media Releases
2015 Media Releases

21 Dec Opening hours over the festive period (48KB)

21 Dec Choosing tap – ‘water’ winner! (2.8MB)

14 Dec Kalimna pipeline works completed (36KB)

01 Dec Mo Bros raise dough for men’s health (264KB)

25 Nov Your water supply in a bushfire (56KB)

24 Nov Stop it, don’t block it! (212KB)

28 Oct We need you! (52KB)

27 Oct Replacing a section of water supply pipeline near Kalimna (156KB)

19 Oct The poster competition winners are… (1.81MB)

07 Sep Seeking customer feedback on water and sewerage services (54KB)

07 Sep What’s with the bubble? EGW’s 2015 Public Board meeting (309KB)

31 Aug Luke Missen in Para-Badminton World Championships (418KB)

24 Aug Water Bottles and $100 cash up for grabs to sports clubs (80KB)

23 Jun Johnsonville water main replacement (48KB)

11 Jun ‘Bridge to bridge’ circuit taps into water refill station drive (288KB)

10 Jun Keeping price increases below inflation (68KB)

09 Jun Orbost customers to benefit from sewer main replacement (48KB)

21 May Howitt Park’s on tap for inaugural water refill station (596KB)

08 May Sarsfield pump station now hard to see (532KB)

06 May Re-lining sewer main to benefit customers (48KB)

29 Apr Taking care of business (376KB)

15 Apr Board Appointments (52KB)

26 Mar Work starts on 3km of new sewer main in Bairnsdale (48KB)

19 Mar World Water Day (48KB)

18 Mar Announcing the winner of the #SoNotCrap Peoples Choice Award (476KB)

04 Mar Board of Directors visit Lakes Entrance (488KB)

27 Feb Collaboration flows in water sector (509KB)

13 Feb Get your vote in for the #SoNotCrap People’s Choice Award (78KB)

03 Feb #SoNotCrap World Wetland Day activities (161KB)

28 Jan SoNotCrap invite (744KB)

20 Jan Audit & Risk Committee vacancy (320KB)

2013 Media Releases
2013 Media Releases

30 Dec Open days (45KB)

20 Dec Opening hours over festive period (35KB)

17 Dec Bushfires and your water supply (52KB)

05 Dec And the winners are… (84KB)

05 Dec Cleaning and upgrade to water main between Swan Reach and Metung (38KB)

02 Dec Seeking customer input into water and wastewater decisions (115KB)

18 Nov Gippland’s water corporations MOU to deliver benefits to regional communities (375KB)

18 Nov Mo Show (170KB)

04 Nov East Gippsland Water signs up MWH to deliver engineering services (108KB)

24 Oct Water storage boost for Orbost and District (147KB)

23 Oct Announcing National Water Week poster winners (134KB)

20 Sep Sponsorship for local schools entering energy-efficient vehicle challenge (53KB)

11 Sep New Chair at East Gippsland Water (188KB)

11 Sep Celebrating the best drop of tap water in the state (100KB)

06 Sep Public Board Meeting (45KB)

30 Aug Innovative recycling drive to reduce food waste sent to landfill (385KB)

20 Aug Under-river drillling work commences on replacement pipeline into Bairnsdale (82KB)

12 Aug Seeking customer feedback on East Gippsland Water services (83KB)

12 Aug Attention schools – get creative! (156KB)

05 Aug My Liveable City (291KB)

30 Jul Customers impacted by GSI (70KB)

29 Jul They’re calling on you (181KB)

29 Jul Bring Your Bills Day (75KB)

01 Jul Prize Draw is a win-win! (107KB)

20 Jun MWH selected for engineering services (75KB)

18 Jun Price increases kept to a minimum (100KB)

13 May Telephone survey is not ours (73KB)

17 Apr Water Boy makes a splash! (166KB)

15 Apr London calling (159KB)

28 Mar Tapping into grants (182KB)

27 Mar East Gippsland Water receives draft pricing decision (91KB)

11 Feb Lind Bridge car park to be closed for Bairnsdale pipeline works (86KB)

01 Feb Lindenow South water tank comes down (101KB)

29 Jan Essential upgrade for main water supply pipeline into Bairnsdale (77KB)

29 Jan Rewarding water efficient businesses (73KB)