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Water Use in Australia

Australians use five times more water then they did fifty years ago. In fact, the average Australian household now uses around 750 litres a day – that’s about 21 buckets of water for each person, including kids!

In a year, an average family uses 270,000 litres of water a year – that’s enough to fill about five backyard swimming pools! We use it to wash, clean, flush toilets, drink, cook and water our gardens. Around 35-50% of this water is used on our gardens, and most of the rest ends up as wastewater.

Because Australia is a very dry continent, we need to be more careful with our water resources, especially in summer.

City West Water, 2002
Savewater, 2002

More information on Fresh Water in Australia

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