How does our water use compare with other cities?
In Darwin we use more than twice the water per person than places with similar climates like Cairns. Cairns has a higher rainfall and larger population, but its water use per person is less than 60% of Darwin’s. The Cairns community has worked together to reduce water consumption, whilst in Darwin the amount of water we use is continuing to grow.
Fast Facts: More than half the water consumed in Darwin is in homes, followed by the commercial and government sectors. About 75% of our household water use is outdoors, with most being used in the garden as well as being lost to leaks. Living Water Smart audits have so far revealed that almost one in two homes has a leak