Save water

Find out why population growth and climate change are ongoing challenges for Melbourne's water supply, how we're taking action to save water, and if you're meeting Target 155.

Know about water

Most of us take water for granted. Find out where it comes from and how we use it to sustain the natural environment, communities and help drive the economy. 


Browse water data

Browse our water and rainfall data, monitored to provide world-class services to you – now and into the future.


Water storageRainfall and river levelsRainfall monitored by communityDesalinationDrinking water qualityRiver health

Thomson Dam Cam

Positioned on the Thomson Reservoir dam wall, the camera takes and transmits a photograph approximately every ten minutes during daylight hours.

All about sewerage

Get the lowdown on sewerage in Melbourne: how it works, the Western and Eastern Treatment Plants, recycled water and more.

Diverting water from Melbourne’s rivers

We monitor and supply water diversion licences for any water needed to be taken from the Yarra River, Lower Maribyrnong River and Western tributary areas for commercial and irrigation uses.

If you're a licence-holder, find out how to comply with the conditions and guidelines.


Find out about waterway diversions

During the year we supplied our customers with over 428 billion litres of world-class drinking water, 23 billion litres of recycled of water and treated over 332 billion litres of sewerage.