> Using our precious water wisely
Target Your Water Use is a voluntary water efficiency program to assist and encourage regional Victorians to use their water wisely.
The program applies to residential and business urban water customers in regional Victoria.
Using water responsibly is your opportunity to help secure water supplies and create greener and more liveable communities for now and into the future.
> We need to use our water more efficiently
Climate change poses a serious risk to our water future. We know that, over the long-term, there will be less rainfall, less run-off into our rivers and storages and more severe and prolonged droughts.
Population growth in our regional cities and towns is placing increasing pressure on our water storages. In the year to June 2015, regional Victoria’s population grew to 1.14 million, an increase of 7,800 people (that’s the equivalent to a new town around the same size of Maryborough in central Victoria).
A diverse range of water sources and efficiency measures are needed to help ensure there will be enough water to meet all our needs now and into the future.
Target Your Water Use is about taking a longer-term view about our water usage habits by ensuring that all Victorians have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about the amount of water they use.
We all have a role in responsible water use and by using water wisely we can help secure water supplies and create greener and more liveable communities now and into the future.
> Useful websites
Alternative Technology Association
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Using water wisely
Smart Approved WaterMark
Sustainable Gardening Australia
Victorian Building Authority
Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards
> What’s happening elsewhere in Victoria?
Target 155 - Melbourne