Our water usage has tripled due to population growth, lifestyle, manufacturing, and agricultural demands; therefore, water conservation has become more important to us than ever.
Water conservation is the practice of using water efficiently to reduce unnecessary water usage. This includes practices and activities to sustainably manage the natural resource of our freshwater supplies and to meet the current and future demands.
Did you know, less than 2.5% of the worlds water is freshwater. One aim is ensuring the availability of water where the withdrawal of freshwater from our ecosystems does not exceed its natural replacement rates. This includes minimising human water usage and helping preserve our freshwater habitats and wildlife but also our water quality.
Water conservation programs involving social solutions are initiated at various levels. Locally, Bundaberg Regional Council has legislation, policies, and strategies aimed at supporting water conservation. These key factors include: reduction in water loss, good water management practices and water quality.
You individually, can develop and maintain good water conservation practices and encourage those you love to do the same. Simple water conservation practices can be achieved at schools, home, work and while you are out enjoying your community and the environment.