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Sustainable Development Goals

We are firmly committed to playing our part in the realisation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and we’re proud to be part of an industry that has made a strong collaborative commitment to progress all 17 goals.

Climate change action

Climate change presents significant challenges to the way we manage our water and wastewater infrastructure. We need to be resilient to change and deliver solutions that can deal with future uncertainty so that we can continue to deliver safe and reliable water services to our communities.

Sustainable energy

Electricity is one of our major expenses, accounting for approximately 10% of our operating costs. We are committed to increase our energy efficiency, use renewable energies and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions as we aspire to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Environmental management

We are committed to integrating sustainability principles into the way we plan and operate our business to meet the needs of our community while preserving the quality of life for future generations.

Recycling and reuse

Our recycling and reuse programs aim to save our precious drinking water supplies and reduce the amount of waste entering our environment.

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Creating liveable communities

We’re helping to transform the Lower Hunter into a liveable community, where members feel safe and secure and benefit from supportive community features and services.

Sustainable Wastewater Program

Our Sustainable Wastewater Program aims to set the long term direction for our wastewater system. Watch our video to learn more how we are planning for climate change and population growth.

Planning our water future

Understanding what our community values will inform our decisions around supply (where we get water from) and demand (how we use the water we have) options, and guide how we respond to drought.