Since 1999, Sydney has reduced its annual demand for drinking water by about 100 billion litres a year through wise water use. This is a great effort.
However, it is important that we continue to use water efficiently and by adopting Water Wise Rules and taking advantage of the great range of water efficiency programs listed below, you can help reduce the amount of water you use in your home and garden:
You can also get involved by educating others with a range of resources available in the Water Educators area. The Water for Life Education Program is also implementing a range of projects to engage householders in taking steps to save water, including projects with non-English speaking background communities.
If you would like more information, view Chapter 6 of the 2010 Metropolitan Water Plan (PDF).