Water storage drops in Melbourne

Melburnians are being asked to watch their water use as new figures from Melbourne Water show dam levels fell by 64 billion litres (3.5 per cent of capacity) during the 2017/18 summer. Despite rainfall around 27 per cent above average during summer 2017/18, an extremely dry February in 2018 and an increase in water use had seen storages dip over the season. Melbourne Water General Manager, Integrated Planning, Chris Williams, said storage levels were declining. “We have had a particularly dry February (2018) and when combined with slightly higher water usage, we have seen an impact on our storage [