Policy Update – April 2023

Practical guidance documents to support the implementation of EPA revised guideline for water recycling

Our consultant, Water Futures, has been undertaking site visits to view a number of Class B and Class C recycled water schemes to inform the case studies for the guidance documents. They will also be shadowing recycled water scheme auditors to get a better understanding of how the guidance documents are used in the field. The project is expected to be completed by the end of June 2023.

Carbon Offsets project

Phase Three of the Carbon Offsets is underway with its objective being to recommend the best delivery vehicle option for meeting the Victorian Water sector’s collective demand for the Scope One carbon offsets. This collective approach is an option for water corporations to consider in addition to meeting some of their demand needs individually.

Briefings on the project have been provided to the water corporation Managing Directors and the VicWater Chairs forum. These briefings were well received with both groups being very supportive of the project.

Current work being undertaken includes finalising the risk appetite statement, confirming each water corporation’s ACCU demand and seeking legal advice on the potential delivery models for the project.

The timeline for delivery of Phase Three is the end of April 2023.