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Health tick for sugary drink drop

Melton sporting centres are embracing a program that encourages residents to drink more water and stay away from sugary drinks. Melton Waves Leisure Centre, Caroline...

Reservoirs get their fill

Recent rain has filled Pykes Creek Reservoir and Melton Reservoir in the past fortnight. It is the first time in three years that both have...

Rebates ready for water works

Local MP Steve McGhie is urging more people to take up a rebate program to help reduce their water bills. Since 2015, Victorian urban water...

Hockey thirst quenched

A hundred sports bottles are helping young hockey players in Caroline Springs stay hydrated this season. Caroline Springs Hockey Club’s junior players are each being...

Draining times for river

When the Moorabool River dried up in 2009, it was considered a one-in-a-100-year event, but just nine years later, it’s happened again. With the nearby...

Algae warning for reservoir

Southern Rural Water is warning residents to avoid swimming, fishing and coming into contact with water at Melton Reservoir due to a potentially toxic...

Water on the agenda

Melton students are tackling the big issues for an upcoming kids conference about the environment. Kurunjang Secondary College students have been selected to present at the...

Western Water upgrades to Melton recycled water plant

A $10 million upgrade to the Melton Recycled Water Plant is expected to address the challenges of climate change and improve the plant’s sewerage...

Green thumbs go wild at Exford Primary School

Each time green thumbs at Exford Primary School attempted to inspire some life in the gardens, plants would die. Soil quality was so poor, it...

Rainwater ‘pumped’ to Melton South homes

Western Water is piloting the Toolern Stormwater Harvesting project at the Atherstone wetlands, where the pump station will capture and transfer more than 150...

Learning to be water wise starts at school

The courtyard at Pentland Primary School is being transformed by the wonders of water. Western Water’s Schools Water Efficiency Program, sponsored by the state government,...

Recycled water flows into Werribee River

Water from the Melton Recycled Plant has been released into the Werribee River after recent rains put storages at capacity. Western Water’s customer and community...

Power from the pump

Remote areas of Moorabool will be switched on to greener energy, thanks to a new hydro-electric generator. The state government has given $500,000 to build...

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Devils can’t complain

Things are travelling along nicely for Darley in the Ballarat Netball League. Last season’s runners-up had some changes in the off season and have gone...