Actew Water are letting us know how great the tap water is:
Following the positive report this week showing Canberra’s drinking water receiving a top ranking at 95% satisfaction , a new Drinking Water Quality Report 2012-2013 has been released which illustrates the high quality of Canberra’s drinking water.
The report shows that the ACT [...]
3 minutes and 14 seconds long that video is.
I made it 30 seconds into it, did anyone do better?
Does something amazing happen for the last minute or is the whole video exactly as interesting as actually reading your water meter?
With the Tokyo Bureau Chief in town we went for a look at the enlarged cotter dam and the new piece of public art; Flow.
To be honest 15 tonnes of concrete sculpture is a little underwhelming in the context of the entire dam wall.
It does have a blurb replete with explanation if you’re into that [...]
ACTEW Water have put out a 15 minute short film about digging up artifacts at the Cotter.
Get yourself a coffee and have a watch if you’re keen.
This 15 minute film looks back at the Indigenous archaeological program undertaken at the site of the new Cotter Dam between 2008 and 2013, with the eventual return to [...]
Actew Water are celebrating their full or filling reservoirs:
The ACT is now storing more water than ever before.
Just a few days before ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher launches the new Cotter Dam its storage levels are now more than 5 times the volume of the original dam. Across the catchment our dams are breaking records. [...]
Creative Partnerships Australia, have released an app called CITYART to help you find and enjoy the many art installations around Canberra.
If that’s your kind of thing, then head over to the site for info and a link to download the app from iTunes.
If you’re an android user then you’re out of luck as the app [...]
The Liberals Alistair Coe is asking questions about the exploding costs on the expanded Cotter Dam:
Alistair Coe MLA
GOVERNMENT MUST ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT
COTTER DAM CONTRACT
Following the Auditor General’s announcement for a performance audit of the Cotter Dam project, Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Alistair Coe said the ACT Government should demonstrate what time penalties are [...]
With news of London’s “fatberg” delighting the world our own Actew Water are asking us to think about how to avoid it here:
“Our teams actively target hotspots around the city, identifying sewer chokes, blockages, and areas where roots may have infiltrated the network. We also specifically target the sewer infrastructure around restaurants and takeaways where [...]
It’s one of our last chances to see the big boys’ toys at play as work on the new Cotter Dam comes to an end.
Today Actew Water have the crane removals for us:
They became a familiar sight in the Cotter valley in recent years, but their service in the construction of the Enlarged Cotter Dam [...]
The ABC informs us that ACTEW water is pulling back from 35 to 25 senior operational managers:
David Smith from the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers says it is a big loss.
“This is more than one in four of the senior technical experts in ACTEW,” he said.
“The concern that we have are the [...]
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 [...]