We’ve developed innovative solutions to Perth’s changing climate, like desalination and groundwater replenishment, but customers will always have a role to play.
A long term, sustained focus on using less water is central to living with less rainfall and becoming climate resilient. That’s why reducing our water use has always been a part of our long-term plan to secure our water future for generations to come.
Using less water minimises the amount of groundwater we have to abstract and our energy use associated with producing other water sources like desalination. It defers the costs of investing in new water sources and infrastructure and the price increases which come with this.
Our average per person water use has decreased over recent years but Perth still remains one of the highest water using cities in Australia.