The Victorian Government's permanent water saving (or use) rules are a set of common-sense rules to reduce demand and make sure we use water efficiently.
Target 155 is a voluntary water efficiency program to encourage metropolitan Melbourne householders to limit their consumption to 155 litres per person per day.
Target Your Water Use is a voluntary water efficiency program to assist and encourage regional Victorians to use their water wisely.
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.
DELWP manages Victoria's water resources in partnership with a network of government agencies and water authorities. We manage groundwater, catchments and waterways, infrastructure, water saving and re-use projects, flood management, governance and water legislation. Our expertise ranges from river hydrology and environmental science to water engineering, planning and specialist industry technologies.
Water restrictions are managed by Victoria's urban water corporations and are applied across Victoria based on the Uniform Drought Water Restriction Guidelines. There are various stages of restriction - Stage 1 (mild) to Stage 4 (severe).