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Reinventing Yarra Valley’s sewerage system

8 April 2019 Yarra Valley Water is expanding Yarra Valley’s sewerage system. Hundreds of properties in Yarra Junction, Launching Place, Don Valley and Wesburn can soon make the switch from septic tanks to a reticulated sewerage system. Read more

Kids set to have a splashing good time at Melbourne Museum these school holidays

26 March 2019 Parents will be able to teach their kids about the importance of saving water when they visit the ‘Shower Superstars’ activity hub at Melbourne Museum these school holidays. Learn more

The tip of the fatberg: Fatberg exhibit illustrates Melbourne’s bigger wet wipe obsession

19 March 2019 Melbournians are flushing thousands of tonnes of wet wipes and rags down the toilet every year. A large fatberg donated by Yarra Valley Water to Melbourne Museum will show what happens when wet wipes combine with fat in the sewer system. Read more

Desalination water to protect supply after dry summer

18 March 2019 The Andrews Labor Government will order 125 gigalitres of water from the Desalination Plant for the 2019/20 year to boost storages after an extremely dry spring and summer. Read more

You can make your community a better place

17 January 2019  The Victorian Government is committed to community engagement and increasing diversity in water sector leadership. This will encourage new ideas and ensure we best reflect our diverse communities. Learn more

Yarra Valley Water and Hume City Council turn Frog Court Wetland into thriving frog habitat 

7 January 2019 Craigieburn’s growling grass frog will be leaping into the new year. Yarra Valley Water has donated enough water to fill and transform Frog Court Wetland into a flourishing frog and reptile habitat. Read more.



Tips to get water-wise this summer

29 November 2018 Summer is almost here and as work and school wind down and Yarra Valley Water customers spend more time at home, some simple tips will help customers save water and money this summer. Read more

Bringing the SDGs to life in the water industry

19 July 2018 Today’s world faces a number of challenges affecting the quality of life for people and the natural environment which sustains us all. Read more.

Yarra Ranges fatbergs cost customers over $200,000

17 July 2018 In the last two years removing fatbergs from the sewer system in the Yarra Ranges has cost the community over $225,000. Read more.

Charles La Trobe College, Olympic Village Primary makes 250

28 June 2018 Yarra Valley Water is pleased to announce that Olympic Village Primary School (a Campus of Charles La Trobe College) in Heidelberg is the 250th school to join the Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) in its region. Read more.

Football Federation Victoria chooses tap for the 2018 season

18 April 2018 Choose Tap becomes FFV's Official Hydration Partner. Read more

Hot dry weather leads to higher rates of bursts and leaks

22 March 2018 Yarra Valley Water has geared up for an increase in water main bursts and leaks. Read more.

Waste to Energy efforts recognised with Banksia Sustainability Award

8 November 2017 Yarra Valley Water has been awarded the Banksia Sustainability Award for its Waste to Energy project, in the category of Leadership in the Circular Economy Award. Read more.

Our submission on pricing

4 October 2017 Our submission on pricing for the 2018/19-2022-23 period was lodged with the Essential Services Commission (the Commission) on 28 September 2017. Read more.

Our response to the Citizens' Jury's recommendations

27 September 2017 We recently met with our Citizens’ Jury for the final time to formally respond to their Recommendations. Read more.

Bringing recycled water to Doncaster Hill

15 August 2017 Yarra Valley Water today announced it will soon begin extensive public engagement about options to bring recycled water to the Doncaster Hill area. Read more.

Yarra Valley Water makes debut on AON Hewitt Best Employer List

31 July 2017 Yarra Valley Water has been recognised by AON as one of Australia’s best employers in AON’s recent announcement of the Best Employers for 2017. Read more.

$100m investment to help build communities in Melbourne's north

24 July 2017 Yarra Valley Water today announced that construction of the Amaroo Sewer Main project is complete, symbolising a $100 million investment to help support the growing communities in Melbourne’s north. Read more.

Don't let Christmas in July turn into a stinker

24 July 2017 Cold Melbourne winters are the ideal time to enjoy a home cooked roast dinner with all the trimmings, but Yarra Valley Water is reminding customers not to let fats and oils cause an expensive stinker of a problem. Read more.

Plans for Melbourne's future water management released (media release)

7 July 2017 City West Water, South East Water, Yarra Valley Water and Western Water released their Urban Water Strategies today, along with the Melbourne Water System Strategy by Melbourne Water.  Read more.

Planning for a sustainable water future for Victoria (media release Minister for Water)

15 June 2017 The Andrews Labor Government is planning for population growth, climate change and water security to create jobs, a healthy environment and stronger communities. Read more.

New waste to energy water plant (media release Minister for Water)

15 June 2017 The Andrews Labor Government has launched a cutting edge recycling facility in Melbourne’s north that will reduce landfill, cut greenhouse emissions and produce enough renewable energy to pay for itself. Read more.

What happens when Melbourne's largest water utility asks customers to set service levels and price?

16 May 2017 Yarra Valley Water's Price Review Citizens' Jury Read more

The VFL Women's and EFL Hope to Choose Tap on match day

11 April 2017 The AFL Women’s (AFLW) player Moana Hope, is named as the new Choose Tap ambassador for football.  Read more

Citizens Jury to help determine water services and pricing

31 March 2017 A Citizens Jury will assist Yarra Valley Water to shape future services and prices from 2018 to 2023. Read more

Support to help tackle family violence

31 March 2017 We've strengthened support available to customers and staff experiencing family violence. Read more.

Appointments to the Boards of Victoria’s Water Corporations

6 March 2017 Have you considered being on a Victorian water corporation board? Read more

Customers' feedback sought on services and pricing

30 January 2017 Yarra Valley Water is currently seeking customer feedback to shape future services and prices from 2018 to 2023. Read more

Support available to ease financial stress

3 January 2017 As well as piling on the kilos, a hefty credit card bill or depleted finances is another Christmas hangover many of us face. Read more

Yarra Valley Water CIO - One of the best in Australia 

24 November 2016 Leigh Berrell, Chief Information Officer at Yarra Valley Water has been named one of the top 10 Chief Information Officers in the country by CIO Australia. Read more

Yarra Valley Water provides AU$72.4 million benefits to environment and society

8 November 2016 Open Australian water utility publishes first ever integrated profit and loss account quantifying its annual environmental, social, employee and financial costs and benefits in monetary terms configuration options. Read more

Australian business leaders show support for the Sustainable Development Goals

7 September 2016 Today, over thirty leaders from the Australian business community have come together behind a public CEO Statement of Support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more

Local schools help save 474 million litres of water

10 August 2016 Yarra Valley Water calls for more schools to join the Schools Water Efficiency Program. Read more

Making a Melbourne house a home for East Kimberley kids

6 July 2016 Local businesses are banding together to help make a Melbourne property feel like home for students from East Kimberley, studying in Melbourne to get opportunities they are unable to access at home. Read more

Turning organic waste into energy

27 May 2016 A new waste to energy facility will convert 100 tonnes of organic food waste a day into electricity from next year. Read more

Collaboration leads to fairer treatment for customers

31 March 2016 We've joined forces with the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre (CUAC), to help build on 20 years of customer support. Read more.

Our long term commitment to Melbourne's liveability

22 March 2016 To understand the importance of water, you only need to look back to the ‘Millennium Drought’ that crippled Victoria between 1997 and 2009, which dramatically changed how Victorian government, business and residents now manage the state’s water supply. Read more.

Using recycled glass in infrastructure projects

21 March 2016 850,000 tonnes of glass waste is produced throughout Australia each year. Of that, Victoria alone generates 250,000 tonnes of glass waste. Read more.

Securing Melbourne’s water supply

7 March 2016 Melbourne’s metropolitan water authorities are preparing for the first delivery of water from the Victorian Desalination Plant following an announcement from the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, the Hon. Lisa Neville. Read more.

Financial support to help you if holiday spending has taken its toll

8 January 2016 Did you know that our WaterCare program has a range of assistance options to help you manage your Yarra Valley Water bills? Read more.

Perfect time for a garden spring clean

20 November 2015 As the weather heats up Yarra Valley Water is encouraging customers to continue to be smart with their water use this spring. Read more.

Statement on recycled water incident

28 October 2015 Yarra Valley Water and Victorian Government agencies are taking action in response to an incident at a school in Craigieburn in which recycled water was connected to the drinking water supply. Read more.

Melburnians asked to stop flushing wet wipes

7 October 2015 In an issue that has galvanised the water sector, South East Water, City West Water and Yarra Valley Water have come together in an effort to inform the community of the real impact of wet wipes on Melbourne’s sewer infrastructure. Read more.

New look Boards to help Victoria meet future water challenges

29 September 2015 Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville today announced the new make-up of Victoria’s water corporation boards. Read more.

Wins expected for community with new spray lining innovation

6 June 2015 Lengthy traffic disruptions and road works due to water main renewals may become a thing of the past. Read more.