Conserving our water

Googong water management diagram

Australia’s fresh water resources are expected to decline with changes to rainfall patterns accompanying global climate change. As our population grows so too does the pressure on water use. To ensure future supplies of fresh, clean water we must use it more carefully.

The average water consumption in Adelaide homes is listed in the table below.

Appliance/end use Percentage of water use
Garden 39%
Bathroom 21%
Laundry 16%
Toilet 11%
Kitchen 11%
Other 2%

Source: Adapted from SA Water ‘Waterwise in the household’ document accessed 2009

Simple choices on our garden and the water using appliances and products we choose can greatly reduce the amount of water we use and the pollution we put into the environment.