Water conservation

Permanent Water Saving Rules (PWSRs)

These are a series of common sense rules that all customers supplied water by Westernport Water are obliged to follow day to day to ensure water is not wasted. These rules are set out in legislative instruments known as Permanent Water Saving Plans and are in place on a permanent and ongoing basis, even when water restrictions are not required. For more information please click here

Swimming pools

Information on the best filters and accessories to use with your pool, permits required, etc, can be provided. Contact us at 1300 720 711 or email: westport@westernportwater.com.au.

Before filling new pools/spas (with a capacity of 2000 litres or more), a water conservation plan that details water conservation measures must be lodged with, and approved by, Westernport Water. A water conservation plan and exemption restriction application form (53.51 KB) is available or you can contact the customer service team on 1300 720 711 for a copy.  The plan must show that the volume of water needed to fill the pool or spa will be, or has been, offset by water saved around the home.

New pools or spas that hold less than 2000 litres of water can be filled without a water conservation plan, and previously filled pools or spas of any size may be topped up by any means at any time.

Garden and plant advice

We can help you with advice on what plants to use in your garden. Contact our water conservation officer on 1300 720 711 or email: westport@westernportwater.com.au. You can also download a pdf of the Sustaining gardens in dry times brochure (1.72 MB).

Water audits

Westernport Water can perform an audit of your property to provide you with advice and assistance on water efficient appliances and fixtures. Contact our water conservation officer at 1300 720 711 or email us at westport@westernportwater.com.au.

Easy check for water leaks

The simple way to check for water leaks is by reading the water meter at night after the last use. Check the meter again in the morning before household use resumes. This will provide a gauge for comparison. If the reading has changed, and the meter is still ticking, you may have a leak somewhere that needs attention. Call your plumber.

High water use – special consideration

Sometimes water usage is higher than normal such as when there is a leak. Customers can use this pdf form to apply for special consideration for high water usage (46.19 KB). Contact us on 1300 720 711 or email: westport@westernportwater.com.au for more information.

WaterMAP for high-flow non-residential users

The Victorian Governement requires all major non-residential water users that consume 10 megalitres (ML) a year or more  of a water from an urban water supply to improve their water efficiency through the preparation and implementation of their own water Management Action Plan (waterMAP).

All waterMAP customers must annually report to Westernport Water on the implementation of their waterMAP and water savings and review their waterMAP at the request of the Corporation.

Download the pdf of the Permanent Water Savings Plan 2011
Download the pdf of the WaterMAP handbook (2.08 MB) or call our water conservation officer on 1300 720 711 or email us at westport@westernportwater.com.au.