While the heatwave is temporary it’s a blunt reminder of the trend towards hotter and drier conditions in WA, and the need to continue to adapt our water use for the longer-term.
Some facts and handy tips:
- 40 per cent of our household drinking water is used outside the home.
- A pool cover can save up to 55 litres of water a day in summer - cover your pool after every swim.
- Keep a container of water in the fridge to avoid having to run the tap for a cool drink.
- Repurpose water – this can be done in a variety of ways – pet drinking water and even cooled-down cooking water can be used to water grass and plants.