Good streamflow sees slight storage gain
Melbourne’s storage levels increased by 0.8% of capacity this week.
This represents a net gain of 14.4 billion litres.
The four major catchments received between 11.8 and 23.8 mm of rain, the average being 16.6 mm.
This is 33.1% below the long-term average for the period of 24.8 mm.
The 24.8 billion litres of stream flow was 63.8% above the 30-year average for the period (15.1 billion litres).
Water storages are now 70.0% (1,267.8 billion litres) full, compared with 74.1% (1,342.3 billion litres) at the same time last year, a difference of 74.5 billion litres.
Melburnians used an average of 131 litres of water per person per day.
This is 5 litres more than the previous week.
Permanent water use rules are currently in place and Target 155 has been launched to encourage Melburnians to reduce water consumption.
Information on Target 155 is available on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website or by contacting your local water retailer.