Victoria's state-owned water sector is made up of 19 water corporations constituted under the Water Act 1989.
The water corporations provide a range of water services to customers within their service areas comprising water supply, sewage and trade waste disposal and treatment, water delivery for irrigation and domestic and stock purposes, drainage, and salinity mitigation services.
A number of them also manage bulk water storages and designated recreational areas and help the minister operate the Victorian Water Register.
Water corporations and services
Sixteen water corporations provide water supply (including recycled water) and sewage and trade waste disposal services to urban customers throughout Victoria.
In regional Victoria these are:
Central Highlands Water
East Gippsland Water
Goulburn Valley Water
Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water
Lower Murray Water
North East Water
South Gippsland Water
In Melbourne these are:
Four of the water corporations provide rural water services, which comprise water supply, drainage, and salinity mitigation services for irrigation and domestic and stock purposes.
Southern Rural Water, Goulburn-Murray Water and Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water also provide bulk water supply services to other water corporations in regional Victoria.
Melbourne Water Corporation provides bulk water and bulk sewerage services to water corporations in the Melbourne metropolitan area and manages rivers, creeks and major drainage systems in the Melbourne, Port Phillip and Westernport regions. It also supplies recycled water, through a number of retail water corporations, for irrigation and other purposes.
To find out which water corporation supplies your area use the Water in your region interactive map.