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Our Water

Water is an essential component to the survival of all species on the planet. Maintaining and improving the availability and quality of water is critical to ensuring this survival.

There are numerous pressures on the quality of our waterways and water supply. Melbourne's growing population and climate change will result in less available water for more people. Urban development threatens the quality of water in our waterways from stormwater pollution such as oils, detergents, paints, building materials and litter.

Maroondah City Council is a participant in the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Water CampaignTM. Council has developed a Corporate Sustainable Water Management Plan, which sets a target to reduce corporate water consumption by 20% by 2010. The plan also outlines a range of water conservation and water quality actions.

Council has already undertaken a range of water conservation and water quality actions to date, including:

  • Connecting sports ground irrigation systems to micromet centralised irrigation control system
  • Cessation of watering of the majority of open space areas
  • Installation of flow restriction devices in taps and showers at several Council facilities
  • Installation of water tanks at public toilets
  • Installation of Gross Pollution Traps
  • Installation of wetland treatment systems
  • Working with community groups to revegetate local waterways

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