benefits of water conservation

A tap that drips once per second can waste 10,000 litres of water in one year.
  • Simple things such as repairing leaky faucets can save you money. One drip every second adds up to over 11,000 litres (3,154 gallons) a year. That's a lot of money going down your drain.
  • Using water wisely, ensures habitat for fish and wildlife. This is especially important during drought periods.
  • Conserving water reduces the amount of water that needs to be treated at water treatment plants. This saves energy and money, and helps to protect our environment.
  • Heating water uses a lot of energy, so less hot water can help reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Reducing our water usage reduces the raw water, chemicals and energy required to process and deliver it to homes, businesses, farms, and communities, thereby reducing pollution and conserving resources.
  • Even though water eventually returns to earth through the water cycle, it's not always returned to the same spot, or in the same quantity and quality. By reducing the amount of water we use, we can better prepare for and minimize the effects of future drought.
  • Failing to conserve water can eventually lead to an inadequate water supply, which can have drastic consequences. These include rising costs, reduced food supplies, health hazards, and political conflict.