How to be waterwise

Kids playing with water pump

Bendigo is an especially dry area with limited rainfall. We all need to conserve water and use it wisely in our homes, schools and businesses.

There are many ways you can maximise water efficiency – by using water saving practices, and there are many devices and products available that are designed to help minimise water wastage.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website: Using water wisely.

Using grey water

Interested in recycling your grey water or want to know how to choose and install a water-saving tap device? Go to Septic Tanks and Waste Water Management.

Dry climate gardens

Tailoring your garden to suit Bendigo’s dry climate means your garden will thrive in local conditions and use less water. Find out more about In the Garden.

Planning and construction to protect and save water

If you are planning a subdivision or new construction in the Bendigo area you need to meet water quality requirements. Go to Water Sensitive Planning and Construction.

Contact us

For more information about environment and sustainability please contact us on 03 5434 6000


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