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Profile

Wannon Water is Victoria's second largest regional urban water corporation by service area and is a statutory corporation constituted on 1 July 2005 under the Water Act 1989.

Wannon Water is a major employer in south-west Victoria, Australia, employing just over 200 operational, engineering, financial, environmental and administrative employees.

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Our region

Our region extends over approximately 23,500 square kilometres from the South Australian border in the west, to Balmoral in the north, to Lismore in the east and the lower Gellibrand River catchment on the south coast. The Warrnambool City, Corangamite Shire, Glenelg Shire, Moyne Shire and Southern Grampians Shire Councils are all within our service area.

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Our customers

Wannon Water supplies water and sewerage services to a permanent population of more than 83,000 people, including residential, commercial, industrial and rural customers.

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Our water sources

Wannon Water has a diverse range of water supplies, which have proven to be reliable and very secure even during extended periods of drought. Our water systems include:

  • The Otway system, which is sourced from the Gellibrand River (and groundwater), supplies water to Warrnambool, Simpson, Cobden, Camperdown, Glenormiston, Lismore, Derrinallum, Terang, Mortlake, Purnim, Allansford and Koroit;
  • The Grampians system, which is sourced from streams in the southern Grampians catchment, supplies water to Hamilton, Cavendish, Dunkeld and Tarrington. (This system is augmented by supplies from Rocklands Reservoir as required.);
  • The Balmoral system, which is sourced from Rocklands Reservoir in the Grampians;
  • The Glenthompson system, which is sourced from a local catchment and groundwater;
  • The Portland, Port Fairy, Peterborough, Port Campbell, Timboon, Heywood and Dartmoor systems, which are all sourced from the deep Dilwyn Aquifer;
  • Other local aquifers are the source of water for Caramut, Casterton, Coleraine, Darlington, Macarthur, Merino, Penshurst and Sandford.

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Functions, powers and duties

Wannon Water's statutory functions, powers and duties are set out in the Water Act 1989 and By-Laws. These functions include the collection, storage, treatment and delivery of water; the collection and treatment of sewage and trade waste; and water recycling.

Wannon Water is governed by a Board of eight Directors appointed by the Victorian State Government. The Board, in consultation with the executive team, sets the policy direction of Wannon Water. 

For more information about Wannon Water's functions and objectives, download the Statement of Corporate Intent.

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