Children at the Healthy Waterwatch 'Frog Frenzy'
A group of children looking across their local waterway.

Did you know Melbourne Water contributes to our city's famous lifestyle by protecting and enhancing over 25,000 km of rivers and creeks, and more than 479 stormwater treatment systems and wetlands in the Port Phillip and Westernport region?

The Waterways and Drainage Charge, which is paid by property owners and collected by retail water companies on our behalf, funds this work. It is an important part of ensuring a thriving natural environment.

To read about works completed in 2018-19, see the Waterways Local Update for your area below.

How these activities are funded

The services and works outlined are funded by the Waterways and Drainage Charge, collected by your local water retailer on our behalf.