Looking to save water around? Our Interactive House and Garden will help you estimate the amount of water you use in your home and garden and includes tips on how to save water.
There are many good reasons to save water. It’s good for the environment - and your hip pocket.
Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth - but per capita we are one of the world’s largest consumers of water. Taking into account all uses of fresh water - including irrigation of crops - we use more than 1 million litres of water per capita per year.
The water is mainly used for irrigation (about 75%), with urban and industrial use accounting for about 20%.
We all use water differently, but studies have shown the following water usage in an average suburban South Australian home:
Knowing where you use the most water around the house helps you to understand where water savings can be made.