In the wake of today’s showdown with the Actew board Andrew Barr has announced plans to lower the cost of water and sewerage:
The ACT Government has supported the ICRC’s draft determination to provide relief from cost of living pressures on Canberra households by lowering water and sewerage bills in the Territory.
The ACT Government has provided [...]
The Canberra Times has the bombshell news that John Mackay is quitting amidst the extraordinary scenes brought on by the under reporting of Mark Sullivans salary to run Actew Water.
When we get official statements we’ll add them in here.
UPDATE 15/04/13 16:27: Katy Gallagher and Andrew Barr’s statement is now available:
Outcomes from the meeting are detailed [...]
It might be over budget and over due, but Actew Water have tweeted what is undoubtedly a bloody big wall.
New #CotterDam photo really gives sense of scale – see our crew looking tiny on the ledge in the middle twitter.com/ACTEWWater/sta…
— ACTEW Water (@ACTEWWater) April 7, 2013
The ABC has some strong language directed at Actew Water after they lost $235,000 in pay to Managing Director Mark Sullivan (a pretty hefty salary in its own right to most people).
Ms Gallagher learned early in March that the water provider understated Mr Sullivan’s salary by almost $235,000 in its 2010-11 annual report.
When the [...]
Actew Water is warning that they’re fiddling in the pipes out West and not to panic if your water is brown:
ACTEW Water is improving the water network for residents in MacGregor, Latham and Holt to ensure an ongoing fresh, clear water supply and lessen the need for future water supply disruptions.
These essential works, taking [...]
The Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission has proposed a reduction in water prices in the wake of its draft report on regulated water and sewerage services:
If the prices proposed in this review were to come into effect, volumetric water prices would drop by about 17 per cent and sewerage services prices by about 24 [...]
ACTEW Water have the cute story of two rare fish making the long an unexpected journey from Bendora to Stromlo:
A rare two-spined Blackfish, which employees from ACTEW Water’s Environment Team have appropriately nicknamed Nemo, will today return home.
The little fish made an epic journey from the Bendora Dam down miles of raw water pipes to [...]
Actew Water have added a new video of what they’ve been up to out at the Cotter Dam.
Sure to be a hit with our construction enthusiasts.
Works continue onsite at the Cotter Dam enlargement. See the log boom prior to it’s installation and hear updates from a few of our people at the site.
[Documentary maker Richard [...]
Actew Water have announced the last roller compacted concrete has been laid on the expanded Cotter Dam.
Canberra’s great wall, the Enlarged Cotter Dam is nearing completion, with the final load of Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) laid in the early hours of Saturday morning.
This is a significant milestone for the ACT and Queanbeyan community who will [...]
Here in the bunker there has been considerable bad language prompted by warnings of maintenance induced water discolouration until the weekend.
ACTEW Water customers in the Inner North Suburbs of the City, Turner, Reid, Braddon, Ainslie, Dickson, Lyneham and O’Connor may experience some discolouration of the water supply from Thursday 22 November until Saturday 24 [...]
ACTEW have posted their latest look at the vast Cotter Dam Enlargement works:
Join ACTEW Water project manager Ray Hezkial for an in depth look at the enlarged Cotter Dam progress as at October 2012. Ray takes us deep inside the dam to meet the guys and see the works. Not long to go now on [...]
ACTEW Water have the happy news that the Murrumbidgee to Googong pipeline has been completed.
This means in an emergency we can outbid the farmers downriver for water allocations and suck it out of the Murray Darling system:
After just over 18 months the Murrumbidgee to Googong pipeline project is now complete. The project is part [...]
ACTEW Water customers in the Gungahlin District may experience some discolouration of the water supply from Tuesday 23 October until Saturday 27 October 2012 due to essential network maintenance.
ACTEW Water apologises for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
It is difficult to predict which properties the discoloured water may reach, however the discolouration will [...]
ACTEW Water customers in the Weston, Waramanga and Stirling may experience some discolouration of the water supply from Thursday 4 October until Friday 5 October 2012 due to essential network operations.
It is difficult to predict which properties the discoloured water may reach, however the discolouration will clear with normal water use.
If the discolouration is still [...]
Stand up and be counted on water.
ACTEW Water advise the smoke and emergency vehicles at the Cotter Dam are a training exercise:
The Bulk Water Alliance (John Holland, Abigroup, GHD and ACTEW Water) who are delivering the enlarged Cotter Dam project, are conducting this training as part of our continual improvement in being prepared to respond to a serious emergency or incident [...]
What’s with the renaming?
I mean ACTEW already means ACT Electricity & Water so now we have ACT Electricity & Water Water……..
Actew Water are warning that they’re playing with the plumbing out West Belco Way:
ACTEW Water customers in Latham and Macgregor may experience some discolouration of the water supply from Wednesday 8 August until Friday 10 August due to essential upgrade of a length of water main.
It is difficult to predict which properties the discoloured [...]
ACTEW Water expects an increase in Canberra’s water charges starting next financial year, the ABC has reported. This will apparently be due to water restrictions, water consumption and new water security projects.
It seems as though we may have gotten a little carried away by conserving water to the point where ACTEW has to raise prices [...]
The ABC reports on the bill to hand water services back from ActewAGL to Actew Water in an increasingly complicated dance which one can only hope is leading to electricity privatisation (otherwise the whole thing has been insane).
On July 1, Actew Water assumed direct responsibility for the management and operation of the water and sewage [...]
ACTEW Water (please note the capitalisation of the new instrumentality) are warning that they’re messing with the pipes around Woden and not to be alarmed if your tap is channelling the spirit of Adelaide:
ACTEW Water customers in Phillip, Lyons, Curtin, Chifley, O’Malley, Garran, Torrens, Hughes, Mawson and Pearce may experience some discolouration of the water [...]
The ABC has a story on moves by ACTEW to take the water services and 300 staff from ActewAGL and set up Actew Water.
From July 1, water will again come under the corporation with a new body trading as Actew Water.
ACTEW Corporation managing director Mark Sullivan says the change will make the water provider more [...]