Water end use consumption analysis study into Gold Coast dual reticulated households: pilot study

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Willis, Rachelle
Stewart, Rodney
Chen, Le
Rutherford, Lisa
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Allen Gale

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2009
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Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world and persisting droughts have triggered a move toward sensible and sustainable water consumption. Understanding how and where water is consumed in households enables streamlined development of demand management programs and efficient engineering of water infrastructure. End use water consumption analysis is required to gain necessary empirical data of how and where water is consumed. Several end use water consumption studies have been conducted within Australia and around the world with varying results produced. This pilot study paper provides preliminary data from the Gold Coast Watersaver End Use Project which is currently underway. Specifically, the paper includes water end use category volumetric and percentage break downs for 18 single and 32 dual reticulated homes on the Gold Coast (i.e. 50 in total). Moreover, a comparitive analysis between each of the individual households water end use levels is discussed along with other national studies previously completed. The paper finishes with an overview of the greater 200 home end use study conducted on the Gold Coast and its key deliverables and research outcomes.

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Australian Water Association (AWA) OzWater' 09 Conference Proceedings

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© 2009 Australian Water Association. Self-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by the AWA

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Water Resources Engineering

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