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.