The Victorian Government works with partners, industry and the community to
ensure we make the best use of our precious water supplies.
Target 155 is a voluntary water efficiency program to encourage metropolitan
Melbourne householders to limit their consumption to 155 litres per person
With the impact of climate change and population growth, we need to continue
focus on both the supply of water and demand. The security of the desalination
plant provides a boost for Victorian supplies, but sensible water saving
measures can help keep demand at reasonable levels.
Household use makes up most of Melbourne's water use, so saving water at
home has a big impact on our water supplies.
Alternative water sources such as rainwater, stormwater and recycled water
are actively used within our homes, businesses, schools and communities.
Residential water use across Melbourne is currently 169 litres per day, but
there are some simple and easy changes we can all make to save an extra 14
litres per day.
Target 155 is a goal for us all to work towards and a reminder of how we can
help reduce water waste:
- Permanent water saving (use) rules encourage common sense water use even when water restrictions are not in place.
- water saving products are still available
- water sustainability programs are available for our schools
- Local water corporations
have valuable information on how you can collect and use rainwater from
your roof to use throughout your home and garden instead of tap water.
information on permanent water saving rules can be found on each water
City West Water
South East Water
Yarra Valley Water