Saturday 3 September, 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Spearwood Library.
FACT: Australian households are terrible at conserving water. Consider for a moment the recent global study by international water experts Hoekstra and Chapagain. (2) They found that Australian households held the worst record for water consumption. On average, each Australian uses 341,000 litres of water each year – that’s around 8 backyard swimming pools. We are the most carefree water users on the planet, and we live on the driest continent on the planet! The closest to us is Canada in distant second with 279,000 litres per year. The USA uses 217,000 litres per person, China 26,000 litres, and Bangladesh just 16,000 litres (half a backyard pool). The world average is 57,000 litres. For more facts about water consumption check out Cool Australia’s Water Fact Sheet (pdf).
Do you worry about water availability into the future? Would you like to learn more about saving water in your home? This event is an introductory session learning about ways we can become water savvy and save our water for the future. The workshop will cover rainwater and greywater systems, what you need to know to install a bore, and well as many easy water saving tips you can apply in your home. You’ll leave inspired to implement some water saving ideas at your place.
For more information our Sustainability section includes these books on saving water at home, Do it yourself projects and more.
As well as the library hosted events there are plenty of other Sustainable Living events happening all around Cockburn up until November. View/download the entire program booklet – Sustainable Living Events. July – November 2016 (pdf – 3.5MB) – to see all the other events.