Water use down

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Sum­mer water use in the re­gion hit its low­est level in more than 15 years, ac­cord­ing to fig­ures from Greater Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil.

Water sup­plied to the re­gion’s four cities av­er­aged 144 mil­lion litres a day be­tween De­cem­ber 2011 and Fe­bru­ary 2012.

That is 6.5 mil­lion litres less than the pre­vi­ous low­est sum­mer av­er­age since 1996-97.

Coun­cil­lor San­dra Greig said although it would be easy to at­tribute the lower water use to the poor sum­mer weather, anal­y­sis showed users were prob­a­bly mak­ing a big­ger water sav­ing ef­fort than in pre­vi­ous years as well.

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