ACTEW has released their first ever sustainability report ‘Sustaining the Capital Region’s Water: Sustainability Performance Report 2013’ which showcases a range of sustainability achievements.

The report highlights a number of achievements and will provide a reference by which to monitor future results through the creation of a number of new sustainability indicators – the Future of ACTEW’s Sustainability Targets or FAST indicators, which align with ACTEW’s sustainability and business objectives.

‘Sustainability at ACTEW is about delivering water and sewerage services that contribute to the health of our customers, the liveability of the region and ensuring we minimise the impact on the environment,’ the press release states.

‘This is achieved by continually improving processes and the quality of our services, protecting the environment and investing in the capability of our people.

‘Over the last year we have received national and international recognition for our many innovative projects and continued commitment to quality of service. These achievements and more are featured in this sustainability report.’

Highlights of the report include:

  • Construction of the enlarged Cotter Dam and Murrumbidgee to Googong pipeline
  • A 35% increase in water storage capacity
  • 15% of effluent water reused in Canberra and 85% used to top up river flows
  • 18% less emissions than in 2009-10
  • National award for an innovative fish conservation program

The full report can be viewed here

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