- Every two days the University uses a volume of water equivalent to an Olympic swimming pool - however less than 2% of this is actually for drinking.
- At a cost of around $1 million a year, our demand for tap water puts us in the top 20 users of Sydney’s Water.
- Leaking taps and toilets can waste vast amounts of water each year – a leak as small as 0.05 litres per second wastes over 1,577,000 litres of water per year and costs $3,543 (4).
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4. Sydney Water Business leak Calculator – Accessed online at: http://www.sydneywater.com.au/SavingWater/InYourBusiness/Howtosavewater/AllBusiness/CostOfALeakCalculator.xls