Victorian public hospitals consume approximately 4,000 megalitres of water per year. Between 2005-06 and 2013-14, water usage in the public health sector decreased by 17 per cent.
The Victorian Government encourages the efficient use of water in relation to building standards and government projects, and is committed to encouraging builders of new private buildings and occupants of existing private buildings to use water more efficiently.
Greening our Hospitals program
The Greening our Hospitals program included funding for water audits, improvements in water processing and installation of flow-control valves.
Reducing water use at healthcare facilities
There are 10 actions that can be undertaken to reduce water usage at your healthcare facility.
Water management plans and WaterMAP
Victorian hospitals using 5 million litres or more of drinking water per annum are encouraged to complete a water management action plan.
Managing health and environmental risks of water supply
Guidelines and information to assist in the management of water supply health and environmental risks.
Reviewed 10 November 2023