Target 150 is a voluntary water efficiency program that encourages metropolitan Melbourne households to use water efficiently, aiming for 150 litres per person per day.
We’re only two-thirds of a bucket of water away.
Melburnians have adopted a great culture of saving water – we’re using 22% less than 10 years ago. But as Melbourne’s population continues to grow, and dry conditions impact our water storages, it’s important we continue to use water responsibly.
Small changes today will help secure water supplies for current and future generations of Victorians. Residential water use across Melbourne was 159 litres per person per day in 2020-21. That's 2 litres more than the 2019-20 average of 157 litres per person per day.
With some simple and easy behaviour changes we can all reach Target 150 – it’s the equivalent of everyone using two-thirds of a bucket less every day.
Working towards Target 150
It’s a goal for us all to work towards and a reminder of how we can help reduce water waste. To find out how you’re going, look for the average daily water use information on your bill and see how it compares with the daily target of 150 litres per person.
We can all play a role
As Melbourne’s population grows, we need to manage both the demand and supply of water. The security of the desalination plant provides a boost for Victorian supplies, but sensible water saving measures can help keep demand at reasonable levels.
Household use makes up most of Melbourne’s water use, so saving water at home has a big impact on our water supplies. Alternative water sources such as rainwater, stormwater and recycled water are actively used within our homes, businesses, schools and communities.
To find out how Melbourne is measuring up, check out the Melbourne Water website to track how we are all working towards T150.
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