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Target 155 is a voluntary water efficiency program to encourage metropolitan Melbourne householders to limit their consumption to 155 litres per person per day. 

The program applies to the Melbourne metro water corporations and Western Water customers.

Using water responsibly in your home is your opportunity to help secure water supplies and create greener and more liveable communities for now and into the future.

We still need to use water more efficiently

With the impact of population growth and climate change, we need to continue focus on both the supply of water and demand.

Melbourne is the nation's fastest growing city with Victoria's population predicted to almost double to reach 10 million people by 2051. A growing population means greater pressure on our water supplies.

Climate change poses serious risk to our water future. We know that, over the long-term, there will be less rainfall, less run-off into our rivers and storages and more severe and prolonged droughts.

A diverse range of water sources and efficiency measures are needed to help ensure there will be enough water to meet all our needs now and into the future.

We all have a role in responsible water use and by using water wisely we can help secure water supplies and create greener and more liveable communities now and into the future.

Average residential water use across Melbourne was 166 litres per person per day in 2015/16.

Target 155 encourages Melbourne households to use 155 litres per person per day – this is 11 litres less each day, just over a bucket of water.

Individually this doesn't appear to be a lot of water, but if everyone does their bit it equates to around 49 million litres of water every day – that's the equivalent of nearly 20 Olympic size swimming pools.

With some simple and easy behaviour changes we can all reach Target 155.

Water efficiency measures

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