I just got this years water bill.
We have had Christine’s mum with us for 6 months remember… (6 people in our house)
We have also been doing a few things around the house to reduce consumption. Things like a brick in the cistern of the kids toilet, a bucket in our shower to flush our toilet with, a bucket in the kids shower to water the plants in the patio with and so on…
2004/5 we used 217 kL
2005/6 we used 254kL
this year with our new water kick we used 208kL an all time low!
Just over 1000L a day, this is still not a good reading, but we came in at right on $150 .79 cents a day.
Anyone want to open their bills for us all to see here on the site?
Water trivia –
Every minute in Australia 60, 000L of drinkable water in mixed with our crap, urine and wads of toilet paper, and is forced by a modest wall of water through an s-bend. At that rate, we’re polluting the equivallent of an olympic swimming pool of water and flushing it down the toilet every 16 minutes.
Per family, that works out at about 200L of drinking water a day being flushed down the loo!
In developed countries the average daily water use per person can be as low as 30L. The world average is 139. In Australia, the driest country in the world – it’s 300L!! But our use doesn’t stop there, gardens, industry and agriculture consume much larger amounts on our behalf!