Long-term Water Security
East Gippsland Water has an ongoing program of initiatives to help ensure the long-term protection of all customers’ drinking water supplies against climate change and extreme weather events. This also takes into account forecasts for population growth.
In recent years there have been notable water storage upgrades benefiting customers in the Bairnsdale (Wy Yung), Paynesville, Eagle Point, Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota areas. Major new water storages and a water treatment plant have come online at Woodglen, benefiting some 24,000 people along the Mitchell River system, and an additional water storage basin has been constructed at Omeo.