Our water supply system

In Melbourne, a safe and reliable water supply system is essential to our way of life. Every day, we supply around 1,250 million litres of drinking water to over 5 million Melburnians.

Why our water tastes great

Over half of the water supplied to Greater Melbourne is sourced from protected catchments. That’s one of the reasons why our water tastes so good and needs minimal treatment.

Mount Evelyn Water Treatment Plant

We’re building a back-up water treatment plant in Mount Evelyn to provide greater water security for more than half of Melburnians.


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