Water Efficiency


One Planet Living Principle: Sustainable Water - Using water more efficiently in buildings and in the products we buy; tackling local flooding and water course pollution.



Even though we live on the driest populated continent on earth, Australians are the greatest per capita consumers of water globally.

We must respect this precious resource which is so essential to human existence and to functioning ecosystems.  

We can all help by reducing the quantity of water we consume and by managing stormwater and wastewater.  We can:

  • reduce our water usage
  • harvest rainfall
  • re-use household water, source drought resistant plants
  • design water wise gardens
  • better manage storm water to benefit the environment


Key information sources


Barwon Water

Water saving advice, regulations and rebates


Your Home - Water

The most up to date advice on how to reduce and re-use household water


Water Efficiency Labelling (WELS)

Compare products before you buy. The more stars the better!



What size rain water tank do you need?


Smart Approved Watermark

Water conservation certification scheme


Indigenous Plants of the Geelong Region

Information sheets(19 zones) to guide plant selection

Further information and local suppliers can be found in the Sustainability Directory

Water - Efficiency & Harvesting