Water sustains the communities we live in, the natural environment we value and the economy we depend upon. Victoria's urban water sector provides high quality water supplies and sewerage services to households and businesses throughout the state.
DEPI is responsible for setting the legislative and regulatory framework that Victoria's water corporations operate within, including the establishment of legal and regulatory frameworks such as the Water Industry Act 1994.
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. A number of them also manage bulk water storages and designated recreational areas and help the minister operate the Victorian Water Register. Regional water services include water delivery for irrigation and domestic and stock purposes, drainage, and salinity mitigation services.
Sixteen water corporations provide water supply and sewage services to urban customers throughout Victoria. Please visit Governing water resources to view Victoria's water corporations.