Efficient use of water in business and industry
Non-residential customers account for about 30 per cent of total demand for water in Melbourne. Victoria's non-residential sector – which includes industrial, commercial and institutional customers – is becoming increasingly water efficient.
Melbourne's non-residential customers have made significant water savings, reducing their per capita daily water consumption by about 49 per cent in 2011-12 compared to 1999-2000. This is in line with Melbourne's overall reduction of around 43 per cent over the same period.
The Schools Water Efficiency Program assists Victorian schools to monitor water usage for leakage and educates students on water consumption. SWEP provides schools with data loggers to continuously record water use, and access to an interactive web portal so this information can be used as part of their school curriculum and to help manage water use.