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How our water system works and how you have helped
The Press ran a Perspective piece by Mark Christison, Manager City Water & Waste on 29 February, 2012. You can read the piece here.
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Summary data about daily water consumption for the period 1/09/2011 - 1/03/2012 [PDF 100KB] when Level 3 water restrictions were in place.
Why do we need to be Waterwise?
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Every day we need water to drink, brush our teeth, wash dishes, flush the toilet and water the garden. As we continue to use water each day, if we are not careful in the way we look after our supplies of fresh, clean water, one day we could run out.
So what can you do to make a difference?
Most of us have no idea how much water we use or where it goes after we turn on the tap.
Being Waterwise means you know how to save water and make sure we always have plenty to drink, wash and water the garden with. The Council provides useful tips on how you can do your bit by maintaining a Waterwise lifestyle to help prolong our sources of water.
The amount of water we use varies largely, depending on the time of year, temperature and time of day. The largest demand for water typically occurs around 9pm on a hot summer evening, mostly due to garden watering. The least daily peak flow is in winter at breakfast time.
A great place to start is to find out how to save water in your garden and home.
For more information about being Waterwise, contact:City Water and Waste
Phone: (03) 941 8999