Yarra Valley Water is Melbourne’s largest retail water corporation. It provides drinking water, sewerage, recycled water and trade waste services to more than 1.9 million residents – almost 30 per cent of Victoria’s population – and over 50,000 businesses across Melbourne’s northern and eastern suburbs.
Yarra Valley Water’s service area stretches over 4,000 square kilometres, from Wallan in the north to Warburton in the east.
Drinking Water Supplied
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Yarra Valley Water proudly acknowledges Aboriginal people as Australia’s first peoples and the local Traditional Owners as the original custodians of the land and water on which it relies and operates. It pays deepest respects to their Elders past, present and future. It acknowledges the continued cultural, social and spiritual connections that Aboriginal people have with the lands and waters, and recognises and values that the Traditional Owner groups have cared for and protected them for thousands of generations. In the spirit of reconciliation, Yarra Valley Water remains committed to working in partnership with local Traditional Owners to ensure their ongoing contribution to the future of the water management landscape while maintaining their cultural and spiritual connections.
Local government areas serviced by Yarra Valley Water include:
- Yarra Ranges
Note: This map is indicative only. Please contact Yarra Valley Water for more accurate and up-to-date service area information. You can also use our interactive map to find out whether your location is serviced by Yarra Valley Water.
Yarra Valley Water purchases bulk water from the wholesaler Melbourne Water. The majority of this supply is harvested from the protected catchments of the Maroondah, Upper Yarra, Thomson O’Shannassy, Silvan and Cardinia reservoirs. No human or agricultural activity is allowed in these areas, meaning that the water needs minimal treatment before delivery to customers.
The remaining supply is sourced from unprotected catchments such as the Yan Yean and Sugarloaf reservoirs. This water is filtered and treated before delivery to customers.
More detailed information about water sources can be found in Yarra Valley Water’s latest Annual Water Quality Report.
Assets at a glance
Yarra Valley Water operates and maintains a range of assets, including the following water and sewerage infrastructure.
water pressure reducing stations
sewage pumping stations and flow-control facilities
km of recycled water mains
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for Yarra Valley Water’s strategic planning and is accountable to the Minister for Water for the corporation’s performance. The Board is supported and advised by the Executive, who oversee the corporation’s day-to-day management under the leadership of the Managing Director.
Address: Lucknow Street, Mitcham VIC 3132
Postal: Private Bag 1, Mitcham VIC 3132
Phone: 1300 853 811
The information on this page was sourced from Yarra Valley Water’s 2017-18 Annual Report and 2016-17 Annual Water Quality Report.
Page last updated: 19/07/21