What is Target 155?
Target 155 is a voluntary water efficiency program to encourage Melbourne householders to use water responsibly and to aim for 155 litres per person per day.
Climate change, population growth and increasing demand for water means that we need a plan for protecting the security of our water supplies.
The millennium drought taught us the essential role of water in creating greener and more liveable communities and their importance to the health and wellbeing of Melburnians.
Melburnians have adopted a great culture of saving water – using 22 per cent less than ten years ago, but there is more we can do to manage our water efficiently.
T155 is one of the water efficiency measures that is helping secure water for Victorians.
In 2016-17, residential water use across Melbourne was 163 litres per person per day. With some simple and easy behaviour changes we can all try to save an extra 8 litres per day to reach Target 155 – we’re less than a bucket of water away!
Here are some tips to help you meet target 155.