Why do I have to pay the Waterways and Drainage Charge?

The Waterways and Drainage Charge funds a range of projects that help protect and improve the health of our waterways and protect us from floods and it is collected by us on behalf of Melbourne Water.

Water that runs off your property ends up in the drainage system and eventually washes into our rivers, creeks and bays. It is in all our interests to ensure our waterways and drainage systems are looked after, so the fairest way to fund these projects and services is to spread the cost across everyone in the region.

For more info read the factsheet now or visit melbournewater.com.au.

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