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 per day.
impact of population growth and climate change, 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.
use makes up most of Melbourne's water use, so saving water at home has a big
impact on our water supplies.
water sources such as rainwater, stormwater and recycled water are actively
used within our homes, businesses, schools and communities.
residential water use across Melbourne was 166 litres per person per day in
2015/16. There are some simple and easy changes we can all make to save an
extra 11 litres per day.
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 sustainability
programs are available for our schools, including the Schools Water Efficiency Program
- 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:
City West Water
Yarra Valley Water
Water has all the latest water use and storage level data so you can compare
your daily water use with the average daily per person use across Melbourne: