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Steve McKenzie takes the reins as East Gippsland Water's new Managing Director

East Gippsland Water's new Managing Director.

By Portal Admin - 5th November 2018 - Back to News

East Gippsland Water's new Managing Director is Steve McKenzie, who brings with him a wealth of experience in the water industry, including 20 years in senior executive positions.

Steve, who previously worked for Goulburn Valley Water as the General Manager of Technical Services, has led major strategic change initiatives and has a thorough understanding of the complex customer, regulatory, economic and corporate governance challenges confronting the water sector.

He has a Degree in Civil Engineering, a Graduate Diploma of Management and has completed the Directors Essential Program of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also an active member of industry associations including VicWater, the Water Services Association of Australia, the Institute of Water Administration and the Australian Water Association.

Delighted to be joining East Gippsland Water, Steve said: "This organisation is well regarded in the local community and across the wider water industry. I look forward to building on the excellent work of my predecessor to ensure customers continue to receive quality water and sewerage services."

He joins as the region continues to experience one of its warmest and driest periods on record. Fortunately East Gippsland Water has more than 1,600 million litres of drinking water in its storages, which means there are enough supplies to meet predicted customer demand over the remainder of spring and summer.

Said Steve, "We recognise that water has a fundamental role to play in ensuring the general wellbeing of our community, whether it's in connection with sport and recreational activities, or out in the garden for example. While we have ample water in our storages, it's nonetheless important that we all use water wisely and efficiently as a matter of best practice.

"Target Your Water use is a voluntary water efficiency program to encourage and help regional Victorians to use their water wisely. Visit our website for links to Smart Approved Watermark information about solutions and products available to assist, or contact our Customer Business Team direct on 1800 671 841.

"Handy tips include fixing dripping taps, limiting showers to four minutes, only using the dishwasher with a full load, installing rainwater tanks and using drip systems as an efficient way to water the garden.

"In addition we can all make sure that we follow the state-wide, mandatory Permanent Water Saving Rules (common-sense rules) that apply at all times when there are no other water restrictions in place. That means being able to use a watering can, bucket or hand-held hose at any time to water gardens and lawns. Just make that the hose is leak-free and fitted with a trigger nozzle. Automatic and manual water systems can be used between 6pm and 10am."

For more information visit East Gippsland Water's website

Steve McKenzie takes over the reins from Bruce Hammond, who is moving on to other challenges after six years as Managing Director.


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