Business & Industry
Non-residential customers account for approximately 30 per cent of total demand for water in Melbourne. Victoria’s non-residential sector – which includes industrial, commercial and institutional customers – is becoming increasingly water efficient.
Melbourne's non-residential customers have made significant water savings, reducing their per capita daily water consumption by about 48 per cent per capita in 2010/11 compared to 1999/2000. This is in line with Melbourne’s overall reduction of around 44 per cent over the same period.
Small Business Rebates are available for small businesses connected to an urban reticulated supply that have 50 full time equivalent or less employees to improve the water efficiency of their business. The total rebate payable is calculated at 50 per cent of the expenditure up to a maximum rebate of $2000 for the purchase and implementation of a range of products, appliances and services as set out in an approved schedule.
The waterMAP program encourages Victoria’s non-residential water users to prepare water management action plans (waterMAPs) to help plan water efficiency improvements. Where applicable, small business rebates can assist waterMAP participants in implementing actions developed as part of their waterMAP.
In addition to the above programs, there is a range of industry water saving initiatives to assist Victoria's diverse non-residential sector in becoming even more water efficient.
Water Efficiency Business News
The Water Efficiency Business News publication highlights a range of water efficiency measures being undertaken in Victoria’s non-residential sector. Key updates to Government programs and initiatives targeting water efficiency are also included in this newsletter.
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