What you can do

  • Always turn off running taps
  • Minimise the purchase of bottled water by using one of our new drinking water fountains, providing staff and students with easily accessible locations to refill their reusable drink bottles.
  • Report a maintenance issues such as a dripping tap:
    Urgent or emergency requests (action required in under 2 days)
    Call Asset Services Call Centre on 8344 6000.
    Action not required within 2 days
    Ask your department's authorised BEIMS user, or your Building Supervisor, to log a maintenance request with Asset Services using BEIMS Maintenance Requests.
  • Report a Sustainability Improvement Opportunity
    Please let us know your ideas and observations about sustainability opportunities in the University environment around you, using the this form.


Achievements to date

Some of the August 2009 to August 2010 consumption savings highlights are:

The University of Melbourne is committed to decreasing water usage across all campuses through a variety of initiatives.

Grounds Initiatives

Building Initiatives

The meter installation program has commenced in conjunction with the existing Building Automation Systems (BAS) upgrade program.


Future targets




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