Shorter Showers

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

The drought that I came into when I arrived in Melbourne over 3 years ago seems to be at an end (the dams are over 60%, more than double what they were in 2008), but  we are still in the habit of saving water. It makes sense because water has a cost to it – the energy needed to transport and purify it (unless you have a rainwater tank on the roof). We also save a lot of money on our bills by using about 50 litres a day (versus the 155 litres per person, which is the target for our state…. what are people using all that water for???) and I still enjoy my baths (I am English)!