Wise Water Use Indoors
Wow! We use a lot of water
An average Okanagan Basin resident uses over 500 litres of water per day. This is equivalent to more than 125 'milk jugs' of water, a stack 40 metres high.
Why do we use so much water?
Experts agree that we don't value water enough. For example, we pay far less for water per month than cable TV. But which could you not live without? Many say that we should pay for the water we use based on how much we use. That requires water metering. Water meters measure the amount of water that a household, business, or farmer uses. With water meters, those who conserve are rewarded with lower costs. This way we all have an incentive to use less.
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