Melbourne is the nation’s fastest growing city with Victoria’s population predicted to almost double to reach 10 million people by 2051. Our growing city means greater pressure on our water supplies which is why it’s important to use water wisely so we can all enjoy its benefits.
Melbournians have adopted a great culture of using water efficiently. Residential water use across Melbourne was 161 litres per person per day in 2017/18. This is the same level of use as in 2016/17 despite drier conditions for much of this year. It is also down from 166 litres per person per day in 2015/16.
We each just need to use six litres less each day - two thirds of a bucket of water. With some simple and easy behaviour changes we can all reach Target 155.
To find out if you’re meeting Target 155, look for the daily water use information on your water bill and see how it compares with the daily target of 155 litres per person.
Target 155 is being implemented locally by each urban water corporation.
Check out Smart Water Advice for using water wisely around your home and garden or follow the links to your local water corporation’s website below.