Water Conservation In St Kilda
In 1994, Melbourne saw a new group of laws come into play that was designed to save water. Australia was currently experiencing a drought and this was the Australian Government’s way of protecting its citizens.
At Home In Australia
Each Melbournian over the age of 16 consumes an average of 10 gallons of water per day. Whether this is drank, used for bathing or used in cooking/cleaning.
Studies have shown that the easiest way to reduce water usage and lower your water bill is to repair leaky taps and faucets. SO call a plumber! Showerheads are also major culprits in this area. A leaky shower had can cost you hundreds of dollars per month due to the size of the head.
It is recommended that you spend only 5 minutes in the shower. This may not seem like long enough but here are some handy tips that will help you achieve this goal.
- Turn the water off when rubbing shampoo
- Turn the water off when rubbing conditioner through your hair
- Do not brush your teeth in the shower, save that shower water for shower activity
- Do not shave in the shower (for the same time-saving reasons mentioned above)
- restrict the number of baths you and your family have per month. Much more water is expended whilst having a bath than having a shower. Studies also show that showers leave you cleaner due to the fact that the water is not recycled (you’re not sitting in the same bath water for 45 minutes).
Save Water using Your Kitchen Plumbing
make sure you use front-loading washing machines, these are also very eco-friendly, this means they reduce the amount of electricity they use as well as the amount of water they require to work effectively. Double win!
A huge amount of your water consumption also takes place in your lawns and garden. Do not simply water your garden loosely with your hose. Have an electronic system in place that automatically sprinkles your garden at intervals.
Also, note that St Kilda is a hot suburb, so you will use more water than other areas – and that’s okay.
You should also know that the average resident of St Kilda requires roughly 1,000 gallons of water per day to maintain their diet. And this isn’t just for hungry plumbers. This amount of water is used to treat the food you eat long before you receive it.
The average cafe in St Kilda needs 55 gallons of water to make a single coffee. This is due to the fact that these coffee beans must be treated months before they’re used. They require a lot of water.
It’s also worth mentioning that the McDonalds located right next to Luna Park in St Kilda uses the water of 30 showers to make one single quarter pounder.
I’m aware we’ve gone off the track of saving water from your home, but this information still plays a part in how much you pay for water, believe it or not.
The serving of chicken also requires 90 gallons of water! That is a lot. This is due to the cost of the transportation of food from factories to St Kilda. And the treatment of chicken. Chicken needs more water than any other meat due to the high-level food standards surrounding it put forth to mitigate the risk of salmonella poisoning in St Kilda
Water Saving Tips From A Plumber
So we hope this article has helped you understand how much water consumption if affecting St Kilda
and Australia, and how much you can help. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (03) 9131 0626.
~ The Plumber St Kilda Melbourne Team