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Target 155

The combination of a rapidly growing city and the effects of a changing environment are putting greater pressure on Melbourne’s precious water supply.

To keep our city green and vibrant but also save precious water, we're asking everyone to limit their water usage to a maximum of 155 litres per person, per day.

In the video below, Andrew Hansen explains why, with our changing climate and growing population, it's so important we strive for Target 155 and do our bit to conserve our water supply.

To make every drop count, you can:

  • Take shorter showers (one minute less can save up to 20 litres, depending on the type of showerhead)
  • Use the half flush button on the toilet, when you can
  • Turn the tap off while brushing your teeth
  • Use the dishwasher or washing machine only when you have a full load and use eco settings
  • Use a trigger nozzle on the hose and mulch the garden to reduce evaporation by up to 70%.

If we each save a little, we all save a lot. If you’re looking for more ways to save water, then visit our saving water pages for helpful tips on saving water at home, when gardening and at work.

If you're keen to share your water saving tips, then tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #cwwTarget155 when you do.

How do I know if I'm reaching the target?

Your water bill will show your household’s daily average water use. Just divide this number by the number of people living in your house to calculate your average daily water use per person and see if you're meeting Target 155.

And remember, Melbourne has permanent water use rules in place.

For more information, visit Permanent water saving rules.

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