Yarra Valley Water (YVW) is now using more recycled products in its sewer construction and maintenance works.
Among the products the utility is using across its operations is crushed glass made by reprocessing waste glass material that would otherwise be sent to landfill, to create a product that can replace sand used as backfill around new sewer pipes.
YVW said many of the other products approved for use are locally made by Repurpose It, a company based in northern Melbourne.
All products are approved by a technical advisory group at YVW and are promoted for use by its contractor partners.
The organisation also recently announced it will build its second waste to energy plant, which will transform end-of-life food waste into renewable energy that will help to power its treatment facilities.
YVW aims to generate 100 per cent of its own energy needs through renewable energy by 2025.
For more information visit the YVW website.