Conserving our water

Googong water management diagram

Australia’s fresh water resources are expected to vary 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 Darwin homes is listed in the table below:

Appliance/end use Percentage of water use
Garden 69%
Bathroom 10%
Laundry 7%
Toilet 7%
Kitchen 7%

The Darwin Water Story – Power and Water Corporation 2008

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.