• Loddon Herald

Rebates on offer

Community groups can now apply for a $5000 rebate as part of Coliban Water’s Community Rebate program.

Executive general manager customer, community and stakeholder affairs Lauren McLean said the Community Rebates program was paid when towns experienced service that is lower than a nominated standard; such as significant sewer spills, ongoing poor water pressure or a water quality issue.

“The program was introduced as part of the 2018 Pricing Submission, in which we committed to paying Customer and Community Rebates when we failed to meet nominated service standards,” Ms McLean said.

Data on service performance is reviewed monthly to identify whether there may be rebates payable, and then a community nomination period begins.

Coliban in a release today said:

In 2020, the Boort Resource and Information Centre received a $5000 rebate due to poor water quality event experienced in the township.

Boort Resource and Information Centre manager Sophia Herrington said the centre had been able to make a valuable impact in the community, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, with therebate.

“It’s been absolutely fantastic to have some extra funds in the last few years to really give a boost and some fun community engagement in our district.

“One project was our Freckle Project. We made huge chocolate freckles and posted them to every household in the area, encouraging them to take a break and share some joy together while in lockdown.

“We’ve also provided pizzas to the youth in a special get together, held a virtual Easter egg hunt, sent bunches of flowers to every resident at the local aged care facility and provided packets of seeds to every student at the local school to share with someone special on Mother’s Day,” Ms Herrington said.

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