Where Does the Water We Use Come From?
Australia is renowned as being a drought affected and dry, dusty country. Over recent years there has been an emphasis on water conservation as we see the effects of climate change and as communities struggle to cope with the influx of people leading to the increased burden on the local water supply.
Some states in Australia have imposed water restrictions on cities and towns in an effort to protect the country’s valuable drinking supply. We have seen restrictions as to when we can wash down driveways, cars, even having a timetable as to when we can water gardens and lawns.
Our valuable water supply comes from these sources:
- Storm water
- Ground water
- Waste water
- Desalination plants
State water agencies, water authorities and local councils continue to develop strategies and practices to provide climate resilient water resources for the future. Diminished rainfall, climate change, population growth, drought and economic development all threaten our sanitised water supply.
So spare a thought when you next visit a reservoir, watch a summer storm or pass by a waste water treatment plant, that these are all making your drinking water a viable alternative to no water.
Remember the water we use needs to be respected and conserved not just for our generation but for future ones as well.
So call MJ Walker Plumbing to ensure all your fittings are conserving this precious resource.
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