Measure your water usage against other businesses and improve your consumption.

Working with water suppliers across Australia, we have developed an online benchmarking tool - Water Corporation.

Water Compare is a free service where businesses can use a benchmarking calculator to evaluate their water consumption against similar companies from the same industry.

Data has been collected from over 3000 water users from around Australia, and so far, water efficiency benchmarks have been created for more than 40 industry sectors. There is also range of resources to assist businesses to identify water efficiency opportunities specific to their industry.

To see how your water usage compares to similar operations in the same industry:

  1. Go to Water Corporation website.
  2. Indicate your industry by entering your ANZSIC code (Australian Bureau of Statistics).
  3. Enter your water usage.


Participate in our survey

We invite customers across a range of industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, health care, education, accommodation, and leisure centres, to provide data to contribute to the national survey.

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How your information will be used

The information collected will provide us with an insight into the way water is used by industry sectors and  how we can foster greater efficiency.


Why a National Benchmarking Project?

The main aim of the study is to enable customers to see how efficiently they are using water compared to similar businesses, based on a detailed nationwide database of water consumption measured against business activity indicators.


Who is involved?

Other participating water authorities include Western Water, Yarra Valley Water, SA Water, Water Corporation, Hunter Water, Barwon Water and Power and Water, Northern Territory.


Further information

To find out more about the project, please call our Business Resource Efficiency Team on
(03) 9313 8202 or email


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