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 everyone’s opportunity to help secure water supplies and create greener and more liveable communities for now and into the future.
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.
Target Your Water Use provides useful information to regional Victorians on how to be more water efficient within their homes and how to use water more wisely.
Working in collaboration, regional urban water corporations are providing a suite of products, services and solutions on how to use water more wisely.
Importantly, the Target Your Water Use program also recognises that each water business faces a unique set of circumstances and a one size fits all approach does not work in all cases. To find out about what else each of the individual water businesses is doing to encourage water efficiency measures, please visit their website or contact them directly.
The Victorian Government is working with partners, industry and the community to ensure we make the best use of our precious water supplies.
We can provide you with
solutions and advice to help use water more efficiently indoors and outdoors –
speak to your water business for more ways to save: