Water is essential to our way of life and in Melbourne, it’s easy to get clean, affordable water whenever we need it. Melbourne's drinking water quality is among the best in the world, and it tastes fantastic straight from the tap.
Why your water tastes greatFrom water catchments to storage reservoirs, treatment to testing, learn how Melbourne’s water supply system gets great-tasting water to your tap.
Water catchmentsMelbourne’s protected water catchments are the source of most of our drinking water, and the reason why it needs very little treatment.
Water treatmentWe use disinfection, desalination and full treatment processes to ensure water is safe to drink – before it leaves our reservoirs.
Water quality testingMelbourne’s drinking water must meet strict quality standards. We regularly test water quality at multiple points throughout our supply network – view the results.
23 February 2023