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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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Omeo and outdoors right mix for Gini

Omeo and outdoors right mix for Gini

An outdoor lifestyle in the high country is the right mix for Gini Eynstone, Operations and Maintenance trainee at East Gippsland Water in Omeo. Gini made the move from Bairnsdale earlier this year and works from East Gippsland Water’s Omeo depot. She has an affinity...

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Water mains replaced in Orbost

Water mains replaced in Orbost

22 November 2022 Extensive capital works in Orbost to improve water supply services are almost complete. Around 200 metres of potable drinking water mains are being replaced in Nicholson St, Orbost and 40 metres of raw (source) water main is being renewed and...

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Johnsonville local reflects on adventures of the job

Johnsonville local reflects on adventures of the job

28 October 2022 Johnsonville’s John McDonald is just your average snake-wrangling, toboggan-riding, camel-kissed East Gippsland Water meter reader. Yes, kissed by a camel in the line of duty! Beginning his water meter reading career in the 1990s for the Tambo Water...

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Local students top water poster prize

Local students top water poster prize

25 October 2022 Students from Buchan, Metung, Swan Reach, and Newmerella Primary Schools are the East Gippsland regional winners in this year’s National Water Week poster competition, with one student placing first at the state level and another a runner-up. William...

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2021 Media Releases

Seeking Participants for a special forum

East Gippsland Water is looking for up to 40 customer representatives to take part in a forum and help shape the future direction of its services - with participants paid for their time. This is the latest round of a major community engagement program to help East...

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National Water Week poster competition winners are…

Congratulations to primary school students across our region who are our winners and runners-up in this year’s National Water Week poster competition! This year’s theme, ‘Caring for water in your backyard”, featured heavily in the regional entries for the primary...

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2020 Media Releases

Grants available to assist with environmental projects

21 October, 2020 East Gippsland Water is now inviting applications for Round 5 of its Native Vegetation and Habitat Creation Grants – open to educational and not-for-profit groups across the region. The initiative is part of the organisation’s ongoing commitment to...

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National Water Week goes Online!

This year, National Water Week is going online! as East Gippsland Water partners with water corporations across the state to bring you the National Water Week Online Learning Festival.National Water Week itself runs from the 19th to 25th October, inspiring...

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2019 Media Releases

Getting the fuzzies for a good cause

An enthusiastic team of Mo Bros, known as “The Fuzzies”, from East Gippsland Water have together raised over $500 over the month of November for their carefully cultivated moustaches, as a part of the annual Movember fundraising effort. Five staff members took up the...

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Water restrictions likely from January

2 December 2019 It is now very likely that East Gippsland Water customers served by the Mitchell River supply system* - and those in Buchan - will be on water restrictions from January. Recent rain has provided only a short delay to the introduction of restrictions,...

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2018 Media Releases

East Gippsland Water appoints new Managing Director

East Gippsland Water has appointed Steve McKenzie as its new Managing Director. Steve will commence duties with East Gippsland Water in early October. Said East Gippsland Water’s Chairperson, Joanne Booth “The Board is delighted to be able to appoint Steve to the...

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2017 Media Releases

Transforming a pump station with Aboriginal-inspired art

Indigenous students from Federation Training have helped transform the exterior of an East Gippsland Water pump station with Aboriginal-inspired art - working in conjunction with Gunaikurnai artist Alan Solomon and non-indigenous artist Tracey McKeown. Their canvas...

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Customer satisfaction survey underway

Gippslanders are being asked to give feedback about their local water corporation this month. The region’s four water corporations - Westernport Water, South Gippsland Water, Gippsland Water and East Gippsland Water - are working together on the telephone survey,...

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2016 Media Releases

Empowering communities to target their water use

East Gippsland Water is encouraging all customers to get involved in a new water efficiency program targeted at rural and regional Victorians. The Victorian Government has launched Target Your Water Use, to complement the Target 155 program operating across...

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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)