CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION
We’re committed to tackling climate change.
That’s why we’ve made the TAKE2 pledge.
TAKE2 is the state’s collective climate change program supporting individuals, government, business and other organisations to help our state keep temperature rise under two degrees and achieve net zero emissions by 2035.
South Gippsland Water pledges to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2035.
This commitment is embedded into our corporate vision so that policies and strategies for operations and service delivery are aligned to ensure we fulfil our pledge.
HOW WILL WE DO THIS?
Guided by a robust sustainability strategy, South Gippsland Water has been progressively implementing key projects that meld business outcomes with environmental action.
South Gippsland Water has been implementing energy efficiencies such as changing to LED security lighting at multiple worksites across the region, trialling low energy aeration of wastewater lagoon systems, and investment in solar panels where viable.
A 75kW behind-the-meter solar installation at South Gippsland Water’s Inverloch sewer pump station was commissioned mid-last year. The array of 278 solar panels, serviced by 3 inverters, produces 87% of the site’s energy, saving 96,707kg of carbon dioxide gases per year, making the site greener and more financially viable into the future.
Solar power, purchasing green power and accredited carbon offsets, collaborative renewable energy projects and investing in energy efficiencies are all on the list of priorities for South Gippsland Water to investigate.