The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has a corporate licensing system to provide the community with certainty that potentially harmful industrial and commercial activities are managed effectively and that the environment is protected.
In May 2008, Western Water’s seven recycled water plant licences were amalgamated and replaced with a single corporate licence as part of the EPA’s initiative to minimise the administrative burden to the industry.
Western Water’s Corporate Licence covers the legally enforceable environmental performance conditions with which business activities must comply.
The Licence also addresses our sustainability commitment, setting out those actions which will increase the sustainability and resource efficiency of Western Water’s business operations and including a process to identify and prioritise future actions.
This joint voluntary commitment will assist implementation of Western Water’s Water Plan 2008-13.