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Water by Numbers

AUSTRALIAN WATER BY NUMBERS AUSTRALIAN WATER CONSUMPTION WAS 19,000 GIGALITRES LAST YEAR. THE EQUIVALENT OF 38 www. SYDNEY HARBOURS %24 THIS COST AUSTRALIAN HOUSEHOLDS MORE THAN 5 BILLION DOLLARS PAYING AN AVERAGE OF 3.08 DOLLARS PER THOUSAND LITRES AGRICULTURAL WATER USE REPRESENTS 62% OF AUSTRALIA'S TOTAL WATER CONSUMPTION ....WITH MOST BEING USED IN IRRIGATION WATER CONSUMPTION IN ALL OTHER INDUSTRIES COMBINED WAS JUST OVER 5000 GIGALITRES AUSTRALIANS TAKE THE SECOND HIGHEST NUMBER OF SHOWERS IN THE WORLD - 90% SAY THEY SHOWER AT LEAST ONCE A DAY. 2 070 000 000 IF EVERYONE IN AUSTRALIA CONNECTED THEIR RAINWATER TANKS TO THEIR SHOWERS FOR A DAY IT WOULD SAVE... 2 BILLION 70 MILLION LITRES OF WATER ..IN A SINGLE DAY AUS STATES WHICH USE THE MOST WATER PER PERSON PER YEAR: N.T QLD W.A S.A N.S.W A.C.T 3988 GL VIC 1317 GL 53 TAS GL 167 GL 7508 GL 4145 GL 1077 GL NSW ACCOUNTED FOR ALMOST 40% OF AUSTRALIA'S TOTAL WATER CONSUMPTION LAST YEAR 390 GL SHOWERING, FLUSHING THE TOILET, GARDENING AND LAUNDRY AŘE HOUSEHOLD ACTIVITIES WHICH USE UP MOST OF AN AUSTRALIAN'S HOUSEHOLD'S WATER 13 500 THE AVERAGE WASHING MACHINE USES OF WATER EACH YEAR. THAT'S ENOUGH FOR 54 000 CUPS OF TEA LITRES THAT'S A CUP OF TEA EVERY MORNING FOR THE NEXT 147 YEARS! ONE WATER TANK OF 46 O00 L WOULD SUPPLY ENOUGH WATER FOR YOU TO USE YOUR DISHWASHER EVERY DAY FOR THE NEXT 12 YEARS, OR FLUSH YOUR TOILET 5 TIMES A DAY FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS. AUSTRALIA IS THE THE LARGEST CATCHMENT IN SECOND DRIEST CONTINENT IN THE WORLD. THE ENTIRE AUSTRALIA IS THE MURRAY DARLING BASIN. IT EXTENDS THROUGH QUEENSLAND, NEW SOUTH WALES, VICTORIA AND SOUTH AUSTRALIA; & THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY. CONTINENT RECEIVES LESS RAINFALL IN A YEAR THAN THE WORLD'S WETTEST TOWN (MAWSYNRAM, INDIA) RECEIVES IN A MONTH. IF EVERY HOME IN AUSTRALIA USED ONE SMALL WATER TANK (720L) TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR WATER USAGE IT WOULD SAVE ŠIX BILLION FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY MILLION 480 00 00 LITRES OF WATER A YEAR. THAT'S ENOUGH TO GIVE EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD A GLASS OF WATER TO DRINK. SOURCES HTTP://WwW.ABS.GOV.AU/AUSSTATS/ABS@.NSF/LATESTPRODUCTS/4610.OMEDIAX2ORELEASE12013-14 HTTP://Www.WATODAY.COM.AU/WA-NEWS/AUSTRALIANS-ARE-NEARLY-GLOBAL-LEADERS-IN- THE-SHOWER-STAKES-20150218-13IBBO.HTML HTTP://Www.GRACELINKS.ORG/124/INDOOR-WATER-USE-AT-HOME HTTP://Www.CONSUMERENERGYCENTER.ORG/RESIDENTIAL/APPLIANCES/WASHERS.HTML HTTP://Www.TREEHUGGER.COM/KITCHEN-DESIGN/BUILT-IN-DISHWASHERS-VS-HAND-WASHING-WHICH-IS-GREENER.HTML HTTP://Www.BLUEPLANET.NSW.EDU.AU/WATER-FACTS/.ASPX HTTP://WwW.ABS.GOV.AU/AUSSTATS/ABS@.NSF/LATESTPRODUCTS/4610.OMAIN%20FEATURES32013-14? OPENDOCUMENT&TABNAME=SUMMARY&PRODNO=4610.08ISSUE=2013-14&NUM=& VIEW =

Water by Numbers

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Learn all sorts of awesome facts about Australia’s water, including exactly how much was used, saved & wasted last year and which Aussie industries are the thirstiest. You’ll also discover which s...

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