Water management

We are responsible for managing the water used in providing and maintaining public assets like golf courses, sporting grounds, public open spaces, gardens and trees.

Water is a valuable resource and we need to manage it responsibly. 

We manage water usage at:

to ensure that our community assets are 'fit for use' through responsible water management.

Interesting fact

An average irrigation cycle for a football oval in summer takes about 150,000 litres of water.

Over summer we may need to irrigate the oval 3 times a week – that's 450,000 litres of water per week for the 70 ovals we are regularly irrigating. 

Water monitoring

Water used in irrigation is constantly monitored and managed using industry 'best practice' water management principles.

Expert advice in the development and design of irrigation systems is adopted for Council use.

We investigate and review alternative sources of water for irrigation and outside use to reduce potable water reliance.

We provide leadership and community education in water management for irrigation.

Permanent water saving measures

Water saving measures  are regulated by Barwon Water.  You can check the latest water requirements online or by phoning 1300 656 007.

Page last updated: Monday, 3 April 2017