As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.

Constructed waterway design manual

The Constructed Waterway Design Manual outlines Melbourne Water's requirements for best practice waterway design to help professionals working in the land development industry who design, construct and establish waterways in new urban developments.

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The manual has been prepared by Melbourne Water with extensive industry consultation and incorporates valuable customer feedback. It should be used in conjunction with the relevant standard drawings provided on this website.

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Last updated:
10 December 2019