Everything we all love about Melbourne, from the lush Royal Botanical Gardens to our world-famous coffee, relies on a healthy, dependable water supply. But as our population grows and our environment changes, water is becoming increasingly scarce. 

 Melbourne, let's make every drop count


Rainfall last month (mm)
19.48% less than August 2020


Melbourne's water storage level
12.92% more than August 2020

Target 155

With water on tap, few of us stop to think about how much we use day-to-day. Or how a few simple changes can save bucket loads. Can you keep your water use to 155 litres per day? Learn more about Target 155 and compare your household’s current water usage.

Smart water advice

We’ve teamed up with Smart Approved WaterMark  to give you tips on how to be smarter with your water. Together, we can create a more sustainable, water-sensitive city.

In the home

From half flushing to shaving a minute off your shower, there are lots of little ways you can save water in your home.

In your garden

Go easy on the hose. Did you know outdoor water use accounts for up to half of an average home's water use?

At work

Discover the ecnomic and environmental benefits of saving water in your business.

Current water use rules

These were introduced in 2011 and are always in place to help manage our water efficiency. These rules let you know how you can use water around your home, garden and business. 

Planning for the future

How we’re working towards making sure there’s enough water to go around for generations to come.

Desalinated water

Clean, safe drinking water produced from the sea. This year, the Victorian Government has ordered 125 billion litres to secure supply in case of drought.

Recycled water

A sustainable water supply used for lots of non-drinking purposes. We've already connected plenty of customers in Cranbourne, Clyde, Lyndhurst, Pakenham and Officer, and we're connection more every year. 

Rainwater and greywater

Using rainwater and greywater from your basins, showers and washing machines can help you reduce your reliance on drinking water. 

South East Water Education

Our education site is jam-packed with exciting resources for parents, teachers and students to learn about, understand and appreciate our valuable natural resource - water.

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