Water efficiency at home

Melbournians collectively consume an average of 980 million litres of water per day. Most of that water is used by us, in our homes and gardens.

Making changes around the house can have a big impact on our water supplies and allows us to be well prepared for the future. Visit the Melbourne Water website to learn more.


Are you looking to buy a new rainwater tank? This great online tool calculates what size rainwater tank best suits your needs.

The tankulator was developed by the Alternative Technology Association, to not only help you calculate the right size rainwater tank for where you live, but to also help you choose:

  • the best place to put your tank
  • what materials you can select
  • filtration options
  • the best pump for your tank

Visit the tankulator to get started.

Free shower head exchange

We run a free showerhead exchange program at the Niddrie Library where you can exchange your old showerhead for a free water efficient model, valued at $34.

To exchange your showerhead, visit Niddrie Library and:

  • present your old showerhead and water bill
  • complete a survey and permission form
  • receive your new showerhead and information.

Customers can exchange one showerhead.

Please note, installation services are not provided. Instructions for installation come with the new showerhead.

Note: City West Water advises that people with gravity fed hot water systems should not change to a water efficient showerhead.

Last updated: Thursday, 20 December 2018, 11:46 PM