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Increased Water Efficiency Standards [20313]

Project Member(s): Fane, S., Butler, A., Falletta, J., Mukheibir, P., Liu, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

Start year: 2021

Summary: This project for DELWP will develop a Cost Benefit Analysis on ‘Increasing Water Efficiency Standards for Fixtures and Appliances’ in homes in Victoria via a detailed analysis of water, energy and greenhouse savings and then an assessment of the costs, benefits and other implications of four policy options. Four policy options for improving the water efficiency of fixtures and appliances in Victorian homes and their variants were analysed: 1) Changes to the current minimum building controls to increase the water efficiency of fittings and fixtures, such as toilets, showerheads, tapware and appliances. 2) New water efficiency requirements for rental properties at time of rental 3) Changes to the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme (WELS) to increase the minimum standard of some water using products. 4) A state-wide showerhead exchange program

FOR Codes: Urban Water Policy, Public Policy, Water policy (incl. water allocation)