Coliban Water plans for water security with new pricing plan

Coliban Water is inviting customers to comment on its Community Draft, which is a summary of the intended levels of pricing and investment for the next five years.

Managing Director Damian Wells said the draft plan considers feedback from customers, including a 32-member Community Panel.

“For the first time in our history, we supported an independently facilitated Community Panel to ensure we had strong community participation in our planning for the future,” said Mr Wells

“The Panel worked for five days to develop recommendations that have been accepted by the Coliban Water Board. The recommendations of the Panel, combined with customer feedback we have been gathering over the past five years, inform our draft pricing plan.

“The region is at a critical point in its water supply and demand. We are experiencing the effects of climate change, our population is growing and our infrastructure is aging. A key aspect of our plan is to increase capital investment to $435 million for upgrades and renewals of our water service assets including drinking water plants, sewerage treatment facilities and pipe networks in the towns we serve.”

Coliban Water is 100% customer funded, and the water and sewage services in our region are managed and operated on behalf of the community by Coliban Water.

Read the full Media Release here.

View the launch video with Bob Cameron.

View the draft plan below.