Ways to save money

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Reducing your water consumption

Reducing the amount of water you use can save money, and the Australian Government has some tips and tools that may help.

http://www.yourhome.gov.au/water/reducing-water-demand

Water use varies throughout the year and depends on the number of people per household, the type of dwelling, and the number and age of water saving devices in use.

IPART periodically surveys households in New South Wales to learn more about residential resource use and to collect the socio-economic, demographic and behavioural data that inform and strengthen our pricing review process.

Typical water use

Based on the results of our 2010 survey of households in the Blue Mountains, Illawarra and Sydney, we know that larger households tend to use more water than smaller ones. Typically

  • Households with 1-2 residents use about 36 kilolitres of water per quarter
  • Households with 3-4 residents use about 55 kilolitres of water per quarter, and
  • Households with 5 or more residents use at least 70 kilolitres of water per quarter.
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