Warm season grasses such as Couch, Buffalo and Kikuyu require less water and are well suited to Melbourne's harsh summer weather - surviving and often thriving, on sporadic summer rainfall.
From catchment to tap, water is expertly managed through the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and a network of government agencies.
Water restrictions are managed by Victoria's urban water corporations and are applied across Victoria based on the Uniform Drought Water Restriction Guidelines.
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