Your private drinking water supply

Most Victorians obtain their drinking water directly from a water corporation through a potable (drinkable) water supply. However, where potable drinking water is not available, some people obtain their drinking or domestic water from private supplies, such as:

  • rainwater tanks
  • bores
  • dams
  • rivers and creeks
  • irrigation channels

The Department of Health and Human Services offer information about private drinking water supplies


The Your private drinking water supply booklet has been developed to provide simple information to help keep private domestic drinking water supplies safe and healthy. Access the booklet in the downloads section.