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In 2016/17, water consumption was 8942 megalitres (ML), up 6 per cent on the previous year. Residential consumption increased by 7 per cent and Commercial and other metered consumption was up 5 per cent.

Water consumption by category 2017

*Other refers to water consumption across Industrial, Rural, Institutional, Bulk Sales and Public Uses. For information on each of these categories, see attached data.

The residential sector remains the highest water consumer up 1 per cent on its 2015/16 usage share. Unmetered water accounted for 12 per cent of total water use. Unmetered water has been steadily reducing, down from 14 per cent in 2010/11. Unmetered water volumes consist of leakage, unauthorised supply, meter inaccuracies and unbilled volume.

Water Consumption by category 2017

Our new Target 160L is in place, challenging all residents to become even more water wise.

As the name suggests, the aim of Target 160 is to reduce individual daily water consumption to 160L per person per day.

To help you reach the target, please take advantage of the rebates Council offers on the purchase and installation of water-saving showerheads and tapware. (external link) If you've already got WELS-approved devices in your house, then check out what else is on offer by visiting the Smart Approved WaterMark (external link) site for other proven water-saving devices and products.


Average daily residential consumption 2017

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